Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) – ‘I Dreamed of Electric Sheep’/’Ho Sognato Pecore Elettriche’ out today!22nd October 2021 0 By John Deaux
Today sees the day that Premiata Forneria Marconi (aka PFM) are releasing their new concept album ‘I Dreamed of Electric Sheep’/’Ho Sognato Pecore Elettriche’ via Inside Out Music. The band comments:
“With this record we wanted to do something special at a time when nothing could help you but yourself. We are all overwhelmed by a sea of giga in the archipelago of algorithms.
We are immersed in an increasingly artificial reality; it was therefore time to communicate the importance of the dream.”
Franz Di Cioccio continues: “Patrick and I are passionate about science fiction. This record, which is technically a “concept album” (aka developing all around a certain theme) is born from the observation of today’s reality, of the confrontation-clash between technology and humanity, and is designed to help the individual remember how to remain attached to human values.”
Patrick Djivas adds: “We are certainly not against technology, far from it. There are things that technology does that are miraculous. But it is the use of technological achievements that we witness a lot today that worries us.”
The album comes in two versions, with English and Italian lyrics.
In celebration of this new release the band has created a brand-new video for the album’s first single, “If I Had Wings”/”Atmospace”. The video was directed by Orazio Truglio, who also handled the artistic duties for the artwork and came up with the artwork concept. The video was filmed at the Science and Technology Museum in Milan. The band comments on the video:
“The video was shot inside the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, world-class excellence in the field of scientific culture. We are very honored by this opportunity.
The English version of the song (‘If I had Wings’) is a hymn to fantasy and dreams. Marva Marrow, author of the English lyrics, advises us to search within ourselves to find our true essence. The Italian version of the song (‘AtmoSpace’) talks about Nedro, a drone in love with the Earth. From the top of the sky it looks down and realizes Earth’s beauty, even though humanity does not take care of her. Nedro does not understand why humans do not love the nature that surrounds them and instead do everything to destroy the beauty of his planet.
We hope that this message (presented in both versions) makes us reflect, because, especially in this period, we all really need it.”
Watch the English version of the video here:
And click here for the Italian version of the song:
‘I Dreamed of Electric Sheep’/’Ho Sognato Pecore Lettriche’ is now available as:
• Ltd. 2CD Digipak in O-Card with special artwork
• Gatefold black 2LP+2CD and special LP-booklet
• Digital double-album
You can order all formats of the album here now:
And here’s the track listing for both versions of the album:
PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)
“I Dreamed of Electric Sheep”:
1. Worlds Beyond (English version) (03:19)
2. Adrenaline Oasis (English version) (04:53)
3. Let Go (English version) (04:06)
4. City Life (English version) (05:01)
5. If I Had Wings (English version) (04:23)
6. Electric Sheep (English version) (04:09)
7. Daily Heroes (English version) (03:48)
8. Kindred Souls (English version) (06:19)
9. Transhumance (English version) (01:07)
10. Transhumance Jam (English version) (03:39)
“Ho Sognato Pecore Elettriche”
1. Mondi Paralleli (Italian version) (03:19)
2. Umani Alieni (Italian version) (04:53)
3. Ombre Amiche (Italian version) (04:06)
4. La Grande Corsa (Italian version) (05:01)
5. AtmoSpace (Italian version) (04:23)
6. Pecore Elettriche (Italian version) (04:09)
7. Mr. Non Lo So (Italian version) (03:48)
8. Il Respiro Del Tempo (Italian version) (06:19)
9. Transumanza (Italian version) (01:07)
10. Transumanza Jam (Italian version) (03:39)
PFM is a very eclectic and exuberant musical group with a distinctive style that impressively com-bines rock, progressive, and classical music into one mesmerizing sonic entity. Formed in 1970, the band quickly gained a prominent place on the international scene by making it to the Bill-board charts (for 1973’s ‘Photos Of Ghosts’), and winning a Gold record in Japan while constantly ruling the charts in their home country until today. PFM were honored as #50 in the “UK Classic Rock Hall of Fame” of the 100 most important artists in the world. In 2019 the English magazine “PROG UK” names Franz Di Cioccio among the 100 icons of the “music that changed our world”. In 2017, PFM released the album ‘Emotional Tattoos’, their first with InsideOutMusic.
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