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London Fractals

London Fractals by Michele Nobler

“I’ve only been to London once, a long time ago, when I was still a kid.
In these periods of lockdown, spending a lot of time alone at home, I often think back to the many trips made in the course of life. In this case, I live the fictionalized memory of a London that no longer exists, entering a fractal reverie rather than a real memory.
This is the emotional background where I placed the songs on the album.”
Michele Nobler

 

London Fractals Song by Song

Kisses on Tiptoe:
I was simply thinking of those movie scenes where only the shoes of the girl who gets up on tiptoes to give a kiss are framed. As in the movies, the theme is very sweet and the rising melody rather unusual.

Wanomay:
A friend of mine lives in London, Wanomay. Her nickname sounds good and a bit curious, I had a lot of fun making this mini soundtrack for her life in London.

Heart’s Lies:
Sometimes the heart lies, and when it does it produces very catchy speeches. So I sat down to write this musical lie.

Queen Mab:
I recorded two versions of this song, with slightly¬†different sounds and details. Both lead into a somewhat dark and minimalist dream world. I was inspired by Mercutio’s monologue in Romeo and Juliet, where Queen Mab is described as a miniature creature who drives a chariot over sleeping people and leads them into dreams of self-satisfaction.
[Mercutio] ” True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air
And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
And, being angered, puffs away from thence,
Turning his face to the dew-dropping south. “

London Fractals:
I’ve only been to London once, a long time ago, when I was still a kid.
In these periods of lockdown, spending a lot of time alone at home, I often think back to the many trips made in the course of life. In this case, I live the fictionalized memory of a London that no longer exists, entering a fractal reverie rather than a real memory.
This is the emotional background where I placed the songs on the album.
 

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