Back in 1985 Alessandro Serri and Edmondo Romano founded Eris Pluvia, a concept of fusion between ancient and modern sounds.
In 1991 they gave birth and arranged their own compositionsof the discographic work “Rings of earthly light” one of the most appreciated albums of international progressive rock of those years.
Alessandro and Edmondo in 1992 left the band and together with Fabio Serri created the project “Ancient Veil” and in 1995 they published the homonimous CD. “I am changing” is the new chapter of this particular sound. The return of the founders of Eris Pluvia with a new album full of many sounds, thanks to the contribution of different precious guests. The speech is resumed, although at a distance of several years, from “Rings of earthly light“, even retracing the path traced by “The ancient veil ‘. In the album there are many musicians who took part in the 1991 CD, the work guided, composed and produced almost entirely by Serri and Romano.
“I am changing” is therefore the natural result of those sounds. The songs are both instrumental and sung, and although the tracks are created to be independent, respect in quotes and arrangements the structure of Concept album. It is present inside mini suites, songs and many orchestral parts through the use of strings, oboes, flutes, clarinets … There are various issues addressed in this new work. Everything begins from “Bright autumn dawn” then move on to the sadness of lost love in “If only I Knew“. The title track, “I am changing” recounts the transformation of change and “The fly” is a journey of self-discovery. The song “Chime of the times” is particularly within the album , because was originally present in the first demo tape of Eris Pluvia in 1990. After several years of absence, the Ancient Veil will return to perform live to present this latest work and retrace the most important stages of their careers since 1990. The paintings on the CD are by Francesca Ghizzardi.
Friday, February 23, 2017 date of release “New – The Ancient Veil remastered” reprint of the first CD homonym that in 1995 was produced by Mellow Records, reference label for the Italian progressive of those years. “New”, however, is not a simple reprint. “This work comes from the desire to give new life to the first CD of the Ancient Veil. We have therefore revised and redesigned both the audio aspect and the graphic part, improving the overall sound, adding new instruments, that for our current taste, have completed the arrangements and given more lively sound space to each single song. Everything is richer and more complete, a sound space where the sound of the past 24 track tape coexists with the digital processing of the current software.” Unlike the original work, four pieces have been removed, which we still find collected and quoted in the final track, original sound creation by Edmondo Romano that composes a small suite “collage” through the use of only natural sounds and sounds of various kinds, where he presents almost entirely two historical compositions of the very first Eris Pluvia, two improvisations recorded on Ampex that date back to the early eighties: “Eris pluvia” a direct recording for two flutes and real rain recorded in the door of the first rehearsal room of the group, an improvisation that is at the origin of our entire musical journey and that gave birth to the name created by Edmondo of our first group in 1985 and “Sarai pioggia” for voice and piano, natural musical consequence, recorded a few months later by the group’s first singer. The graphic part has been redesigned with paintings by Francesca Ghizzardi that recalls both, the first season of the Eris Pluvia of “Rings of earthly light” (it is to be remembered that she was also the author of some of the lyrics of that album) and “I am changing “a little more than a year away from its release. For these reasons, the CD is titled New – The ancient veil remastered. “ This work has seen its light thanks to the meticulous work of the band, composed by Alessandro Serri on guitars, Edmondo Romano on the wind instruments and Fabio Serri on keyboards, but also thanks to the synergy created with the executive producer Jens Deneke, to the consolidated collaboration with Loris Furlan of Lizard Records, to the digital distribution of Beppe Greppi of Felmay, the precious availability of Mauro Moroni of Mellow Records and the care given by Eden production. The CD is produced by Lizard Records and distributed by Black Widow Records. Another detail of “New – The Ancient Veil remastered” is the presence of many musicians of the Genoese and Italian scene of the 90s, who in the following years realized important personal and group projects in numerous musical genres.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 date of release of the Ancient Veil’s CD entitled Rings of earthly … Live.
The title is nothing but a word pun that recalls the album “Rings of earthly light” that Serri and Romano composed and produced in 1991 with the band founded by them called Eris Pluvia. The CD in 73 minutes of music, retraces the thirty years of career of the formation, proposing live with a new band, some songs entered to be part of the history of the italian “new progressive”. The album starts with six tracks from The Ancient Veil (Mellow Records 1995) now published again with the title New – The Ancient Veil remastered (Lizard Records 2018), continues with the tracks of Rings of earthly light and ends with three pieces taken from I am changing (Lizard Records 2017) recording work that has obtained excellent sales and criticism from all the international press in this sector. The band is formed by Alessandro Serri (guitars, voice and flute), Edmondo Romano (soprano sax, straight flutes, clarinet, low whistle, melodica), Fabio Serri (piano and keyboards), Massimo Palermo (bass), Marco Fuliano ( drums and acoustic guitar). The live was recorded during two concerts held in 2017 in the beautiful space of “La Claque” in Genoa on May 12 during the long live which also featured Valeria Caucino in the song “Sell my feelings” (original voice of “Rings of earthly light “) and the Finisterre participate in the song ” In the rising mist ” in the guise of Fabio Zuffanti and Stefano Marelli on acoustic guitars and on 11 November in acoustic line completed by the presence of the oboist Marco Gnecco. The CD is produced by Lizard Records and distributed by Black Widow Records. The mix was curated by Simone Carbone, live footage by Massimo Calcagno and Patrick Simonetti. The paintings on the cover and inside are by Francesca Ghizzardi.