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  • Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld. Still Smiling. CD.
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Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld. Still Smiling. CD.

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This is a quite unique collaboration, an unexpected one between the italian composer Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, leader of Einstürzende Neubauten and former Bad Seeds. They first met during the realization of Ingiuria, a theatre pièce and right after that they collaborated on a song for a soundtrack, "A Quite Life". That song started the whole process of writing and producing an album together where songs and more experimental pieces could find a common ground. The original use of strings: cello, violin, guitars, a full string quartet diverts the traditional perception of those classic instruments when they deal with electronics and the result is emotionally moving. The album has been written and recorded between Berlin and Rome, it took nearly two years to be made, Teho and Blixa worked next to each other choosing carefully every sound, every word and silence. There are 12 songs on Still Smiling, including a new version of A Quiet Life and a cover of Alone With The Moon by The Tiger Lilies. Amongst collaborators there are The Balanescu Quartet and cellist Martina Bertoni. Lyrics are visionary and are sung in english, german and italian, Blixa reveals a really personal and intimate side to the listener this time. Still Smiling is an album whose special vision covers all the sky between Rome and Berlin, daytime and nocturnal.

Product Videos

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Come up and see me (04:47)
from "Still smiling" album (2013).
  • Teho Teardo & ...
    from "Still smiling" album (2013).
  • Teho Teardo & ...
    Video: Chiara Battistini, 2013 from "Still Smiling" CD, LP, Sp...
  • A Quiet Life v...

Track Listing

1 Mi Scusi

2 Come Up And See Me

3 Axolotl

4 Buntmetalldiebe

5 Still Smiling

6 Nocturnalie

7 Alone With The Moon

8 What if...?

9 Konjunktiv II

10 Nur Zur Erinnerung

11 A Quiet Life

12 Defenestrazioni