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Some opinions about Medusa:

“Medusa is a great album; it proves that rock is not dead and that bands are not afraid today to play hard and loud. Rockers who enjoy the combination of Hard Rock and some Modern Progressive Rock Sophistication, this is album is just for you." Mugzmag
(www.mugzmag.com/rock/shell-collector-medusa/)

"The songs are very ‘Prog’ in the sense that they go where ever they *need* to go and not fall into the clichés of given song structures most bands use: verse - chorus - c part. This gives the album a natural flow and a sense of a cinematic experience of what I envisioned as a futuristic film retrospection the past, present and future." Metal Temple (www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/t_2/the-shell-collector.htm)

"No genre convention is left unturned, no stylistic departure is too warped for this diabolical duo and yet, for all that the album sounds like it should sound messier than the damaged guitar work of a three-fingered octogenarian on acid, ‘Medusa’ is a brilliantly cohesive and compelling body of work. Like any great album, there is no real review that can do justice to the insanity that the band have captured on disc, so bite the bullet, head on over to the band’s webpage and check them out for yourself." Sonic Abuse
(www.sonicabuse.com/2014/04/the-shell-collector-medusa-album-review/)

" The experimental combination of all these genres gives a uniqueness to the band which does not afraid to play “mixed up sounds."
Eleven tracks in an album, all unique and different, which the do not tire at all!
Very good job and I highly recommend them!" R1 Radio
(www.r1-radio.eu/2014/05/the-shell-collector-medusa-review.html)

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released May 26, 2014

composed, played, recorded, mixed, mastered by Enrico Tiberi @ Lullaby Studio
published by Tuna Records
astonishing album artwork by Francesco Farneselli (farneselli.francesco@gmail.com)
intern photography by Segnisullapelle
(segnisullapelle.deviantart.com)

additional vocals on tracks 1, 6, 8 by Gloria Mariani
lead vocals on "What It Is" by Daniele Strappato
drumming on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 by Alessandro Vagnoni
drumming on "Common Superstar System" by Diego Marinangeli
trumpet on "Common Superstar System" by Pietro Murri

Medusa are

Enrico Tiberi - vocals, guitars, piano, synth
Manuel Coccia - bg vocals, bass

www.medusaisyou.com

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[Enrico Tiberi]
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Track Name: The Mean
The Mean
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

Days passing over days passing over me
And devil endeavours me And those seeds are lost in time
And devil mesmerizes me
Over these days what've I been tasting?
Everything but trust
All those tastes are lost in time
Ending soon - Coming soon - Changing soon
What would you say?
This is my last embrace
O, can you feel the ending?
I'm fed with caresses you don't deserve
Look at the mirror
Tell me if you see the real you
Never a moment
Never a moment of being
This is my last embrace
Oh can you feel the ending?
I'm fed with caresses you don't deserve
I trip alone, I leave: I dream
For much too long the bad I'm
The mean has stolen my face
Has got away with me
Because no education can fill
Again this my own black hole
I'm the mean I know, I drift
This is my last embrace
O, can you feel the end?
I'm fed with caresses you don't deserve
Yeah, act the crying baby
Yeah, act the praying prey
Yeah, that's just fine now babe
Learn how to serve my will
I don't wanna pray no more
Cos I am not a prey no more
No I don't need to pray no more
Cos now the mean is me
Track Name: Amber
Amber
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

6 in the morning, found no peace
I found no rest, I found no answers
Close your eyes, get a contour,
Pull yourself into sleep
Many the fragments in these hours
They run around, thru my head
Close your eyes, get a contour
Pull yourself into sleep
I drift alone
Clear an urge of uniqueness
My reason fights against the innocence
I don't wanna lose it at allI drift in space
But now it's too late, too late to remember
Now it's too late, my eyes want to close
Now it's too late, too late to be wondering
I'm feeling exhausted, I'd better relax
It's too late
And then again I'm here and nod
I know there's something missing 'round this
Place, 'round my head, 'round myself
My child companion knows and whispers me
“You're much more than this
You know much more than this”
But now it's too late, too late to remember
Now it's too late, my eyes want to close
Now it's too late, too late to be wondering
I'm feeling exhausted, I'd better relax
It's too late
I know it ain't too late, too late to resist
Today I combat, It's never too late
Myself in the amber I'll find and get back
My Innocence dear, It's never too late
Modeling my being as amber, the greedy
They taught me the result, but for them it's too late
Now I know I'll sleep again
Now I'm sure It ain't late to rest
Two and Two is Four again
Track Name: A Sailor
A Sailor
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

A sailor on the quay
I asked him “what are you gazing?”
She said she'll be my little girl
I knew things come and go that's right
She said you are the only one
She promised me herself
She offered me her love
She promised and she lied
So now we say goodbye
So now we say goodbye
and now I say goodbye
She said she'll be my little girl
I knew things come and go that's right
she said you'll be the only one
I walk alone and smile again”
Now I know
On and on again among the waves I sail
The winds have taught me not to pray
On and on again against the sun I face
The wounds have taught me you may fail
She said I don't wanna be alone
She said I don't wanna say I don't wanna be alone
She said I don't wanna say I don't wanna say I don't wanna be alone
Another place is set, Another way to go
I'm gazing at the tide Cos' it's time to say goodbye
The salt up in my nose, The new upon my lips
They taste that bitter sweet That makes me wanna smile
“New shores oh won't you see?” Replied the man to me
Oh won't you come and be
forget the past and live
forget the past and live
Track Name: Take Your Time
Take Your Time
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

Day has come
I knew you'd wound
Now you howl
The time has come
Now y'own to me
We don't seem to come ‘round
To find a point
Take your time
Take your time to grasp
Dear myself, you have to remember
Take your time
Are you taking your time to grasp?Face yourself, you must stop pretending
Go take a walk
Go see the folk
Lose your way
Go take a lay
Recovering from demise
From the lies that you were living off
Those dreams you'll never kill
Take your time
Take your time to grasp
Dear myself you have to remember
Take your time
Are you taking your time to grasp?
Face yourself, you must stop pretending
You have to remember
You can stop pretending
You can live it up alone
Take your time
Take your time to build
Face them all...,Those mistakes and get by
Take your time
Are you taking your time to rest
Take your time here comes deconstruction
Trace your line
Trace your line of self
Be your own addiction
Tell them all
Tell them to fuck off
Face yourself without misconceptions
Track Name: The Filter
The Filter
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

Sitting on a bench, outside,
The cold became more tolerable,
With a cigarette in hand
It made that background noise perfect
We felt like we were
Awaiting to see the end of all
The turning machinery's no end
It marks its time
Expecting an alien sun to rise
Overhead
Oddly enough
We became deaf
The noise of nothingness
Our ears had burned
Awhile we huddled together
Against the cold apocalypse
While smoke it blurred bewildered us
The placard slowly whirled
The rusty friction iron rattling,
Without ceasing, deeply, echoing
The turning machinery's no end
It marks its time
Expecting an alien sun to rise
Overhead
And smiling and kidding
We coped with ourselves
Between the puffs
And the green sun ahead
Our emotions, our revolutions
In the time of a last cigarette
The turning machinery's no end
It marks its time
Expecting an alien sun to rise
Overhead
This is not what I craved
The filter rings a bell
Tell me this is not the end of everything
Track Name: Le Ombre
Le Ombre
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

Look at those simple dooms
Look at those fails
Look at the wings and say
Say, who acts the show?
Who acts the show?
Look at the folks
Look at those faces
You're all alone, and now, you're on!
Do you still wait for the claps?
Do you still search for those claps?
All you know is you're all alone.
Look at your fans and now
Look at your nays
'Sit worth the oaths and prayers
The lies?
Look now and say
Do you still wait for the claps?
Do you still search for those claps?
All you know is you're all alone.
Track Name: Still Winds They Blow
Still Winds They Blow
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

Tonight I'll sleep alone
I'll dream the place we live everyday
Tonight, lost my way home
I'm stuck in this place all alone
The silence, the smell of the plays
The dim reflections in the dark
The absence of anyone
The bare contact with myself
Life is a seat or a stage
Days in smiles or in a rage
Act or lie, sing and dream,
Take the risk, take the risk, sleep alone
Tonight I'll sleep alone
Forget about the others and dream
Tonight I'll watch my play
From down the seat, I'll dream of me
I don't know
What “you”, what “I”, what “they” is,
But one thing I know... One 1 thing I know
Life is a seat or a stage
Days in smiles or in a cage
And loves they fade
And things they end
And trains they go
Still winds they blow
I'll sleep alone tonight
Track Name: Common Superstar System
Common Superstar System
music & lyrics by E. Tiberi

They have built a theatre and we are the bricks
I know they did but I dunno when
They’ve sold us tickets
And we are the money
I see the show but I dunno when
They’ve had us clap
And we are the sound of silence
They're writing on our skin the smiles and lies
They have given us a script
And told us it was a libretto
They have decided our loudness
The words and gestures
They have made our life a show business
They made us stars
They made us stars
They have made our life a show business
I am a star! I am a star!
They have given us a script
And told us it was a librettoContaining in the inside the smiles and lies
We never had a second
To spend on knowing The director
We never had a second to just have a rest
And throw away the mask
We never had a second
To spend on knowing The director
We never had a second to ask for a day off
And throw away the mask
Track Name: Mirror Me
Mirror Me
music & vocals by E. Tiberi

Medusa, I drown in the light of your eyes
I drown in your face
I drown in everything's not said
I drown in fever
I drown - backstabbing me
I drown - I'm against me
My eyes - I drown for all they don't say
Take me away
From the lies that I've got for me
From the fears that I wanna inject inside of me
Take me away
Take me away, please
Can you hear me hushing
I've lost the dig of them
I drown
Reflection dear
I feel the hurt
Of those silent lies
In, thru the skin, on my back
What’re you doin' to me!
Take me away
From the lies that I've got for me
From the fears that I've chained to me
Take me awayPlease
Take me back to my home
'Cos I'm so lonely with them in my life
I don't want 'nymore those scars
I don't want 'nymore those scars in my skin
It's such a joke
But not that joke...
I drown, I drown
Track Name: What It Is
Combat to resist today
Combat!