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Masculine​/​Feminine (Double Album)

by Ostara's Bless

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Fear of the neglect Feeling empty, and indifferent An ephemeral feeling of calmness, while the world starts again And i'm sitting like yesterday, writing and thinking and imagining Empty in my context full of natural beauty, and a few lives around You hold me clinging to an alien reality, all projected forward You are perhaps saving my life, from a very aggravated stasis and paralysis And you are doing the same for your life, choosing the change , after mountains of suffering I would have dreamed that this would happen, but now i do not have the courage to take the new path, i take time I set up justifications in this indolent nature But the state of affairs will change, it should be described in a route of a sailor who has had time to reflect and not act, to go crazy but not to die, to suffer, but never succumb
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about

When the world started to slowly open up again in Spring 2021, Paolo Messere found himself with 4 albums ready, but many doubts about how and when to release them. Nothing will be the same, it was said, and also his music went through a process of transformation. The egg had to be broken. And it happened when, in October 2021, longtime friend and musician Matteo Anelli came to visit. Matteo had been in several past line ups for Blessed Child Opera, touring and writing songs with Paolo. After one full week of reharsing and writing, it was clear to both that the bond was perfect, and that something new and different was born out of the ashes of Blessed Child Opera.
From the common love for tarots, they choose the name of Ostara’s Bless. Ostara is the ancient deity of the rites of Spring, associated with new creative beginnings, and later with pagan Easter, with the egg as symbol of a new life cracking up from the shell.
Matteo also shaped the visual side of the project, designing the logo and the artworks for all forthcoming releases.

✫ Masculine the A side, is called so simply because, the more masculine personal side becomes impregnable by the songs matured in the Siracusan territory but lyrically completed in Marsala.
My way of writing music has changed in the light of my new sound researches, already started in Love Songs / Complication, and which have reached a degree of my maturity in light of the new cosmic events that have led me to a new reflection on existence, and on the meaning of being an artist in this fragmented and almost disintegrated contemporaneity. Masculine can be said to be an existentialist and very pagan album, irreverent but poetic, rational but also emotionally intense and painful.

✬ Feminine, the B side of the album, however, was all written in Marsala. It’s a hymn to the sensuality of female nature, and to the Middle Eastern essence of the surroundings. “The interpretations Rita Saviano gave to my compositions impressively married the overall vision I had of the pieces, giving a unique evocative power to the instrumental mantras. Rita also chose to play with different semantic aspects of the languages, writing and singing the lyrics in Latin, French, English. Feminine also features instrumental compositions that allowed me to experiment with sampling traditional voices of Indian culture, which indeed have become the backbone of the songs themselves.”

Masculine/Feminine will be released on Seahorse Recordings on January 14th, 2022, first digital, and with cds and double vinyls to follow later in the year.
The song Fear of Neglect is the first introduction: its nervous, almost menacing sound, the lyrics about wanting to grasp something – a love – when one knows it’s lost already, the arabian sounding chorus and the sudden light in the finale perfectly summon the process and themes behind Ostara’s Bless existence.

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released January 14, 2022

Paolo Messere: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Electronics
Rita Saviano: Vocals
Matteo Anelli: Drums and percussions
Lyrics: Paolo Messere
Artwork & Graphics: Matteo Anelli

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Ostara's Bless is the new musical project created by Paolo Messere and Matteo Anelli. Ostara's Bless is tough. Ostara's Bless is remixing, because you cannot be reborn new, but only stir the ingrediants to give yourself new forms.

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