OUT ON 25.05.2012 Deep In Night! A Jazz House Experience Vol.2, Includes Beats4Life Artist Marco Soundee feat.Eric van Aro “Jazz”, DJ Vas Undeground Remix
CASTAGNOLA, Switzerland, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — When Eric van Aro read a European tabloid report that his mother, famed Italian singer Caterina Valente, had been hospitalized following a nervous breakdown — a patently false story — he knew he had to set the record straight. So van Aro (http://www.ericvanaro.com, http://www.eraki.com), an acclaimed singer and producer in his own right, did what he does best: he went into the recording studio. The result is the new deep house track EVIL GAMES (The Tabloid Song), a searing indictment of today’s “report first, ask questions later” style of tabloid journalism.
“Tabloids have always made up stories about my family. But the reports about my mother being hospitalized were particularly damaging because they had begun to be picked up by more mainstream news outlets,” van Aro explained. “Although they were completely untrue, these stories came out just as my mother was grieving the loss of her brother, my Uncle Pietro, and our family friend Peter Alexander. It was hurtful and unnecessary.”
EVIL GAMES is a cooperative effort between van Aro and Marco Finotello, one of Italy’s foremost house music composers and producers. Though van Aro’s lyrics are at times wry — “No news ain’t good news/So the papers say/Truth don’t matter/Lies are better/A malicious game” — his message is crystal-clear: those who distort truth for the sake of selling tabloids are playing a dangerous game with other people’s lives.
An energetic dance track set to an intoxicating house beat, EVIL GAMES marks van Aro’s 4th release on the deep house music scene. Though van Aro has a strong jazz background, his albums have spanned everything from country western to world beat. EVIL GAMES, however, may be his most personal work to date.
“Marco Finotello and I worked hard to make an irresistible deep house track with a message to a particular segment of the media,” said van Aro. “I hope EVIL GAMES helps raise awareness of the damage done when lies are passed off as news.”
EVIL GAMES (The Tabloid Song) is available internationally in The Original Mix, The Radio Edit, and The Deep Mix from iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers. Watch the music video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKwaIsGHGn4. Learn more at http://www.ericvanaro.com and http://www.eraki.com.
SOURCE ERAKI Entertainment
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A demonic game — but those expecting something satanic from this song will be disappointed, even if the devil did have a hand in it.
That is exactly what this is all about — the confusing headlines and tales told by the darker sides of the media, who like to loudly spread often invented, sensationalized stories that do not reflect the truth.
“Only bad news is good news” is one of the most common principles applied in the world of news. And bad news that has just been invented is then dished up as questions, giving evil flight to new rumors.
Don’t you think that’s strange?
For Eric van Aro & Marco Finotello, this is all good reason to provide a humorous musical critique, accompanied by an intoxicating house beat, of the devilish games played by this segment of the press in their track “Evil Games”, which has been met with great enthusiasm and high praise by the international house music scene.
“Evil Games (Original Mix)” starts off with a low bass mid tempo synth beat, a perfect tempo for workout music . The singer’s voice is a low-baritone as if Frank Zappa and Barry White got together for a coffee conversation, and then decided to call it a DJ-set. The vague lyrics of the song have political overtones and are reflective of the economic and political uncertainty of the times: “No news aint good news so the papers say.” The vocal tone and quality when the lyrics “Evil games. Stop em playin’…” are sung, sounds strikingly similar to pop singer Seal’s breath-taking, soaring voice. The end of the song tails off into the wind with some fussy-sounding muted guitar fills and a drunken frenetic beat. The contemporary and soothing sounds would be a good fit for a movie drama scene or even a television commercial.
What a rip off……AMAZON sells Caterina Valente Live 68 CD&DVD without the DVD!!! and that’s not all….
a lot of you have contacted us after having bought some of our products at Amazon…….. and WOW……are you right to be angry!!!!!
Amazon, without our knowledge, have listed and are selling Caterina’s and Eric’s CDs which are actually CDrs burned by Amazon from Mp3s. In fact, if you look closely at the listings, it is written that it is so. But, apart of the fact that it is not the original CD, not the original booklet, for example, in the Caterina Valente Live 1968 CD & DVD, the DVD with the Heidelberg TV Special is missing!!!! (they don’t burn DVDs…. I wonder why)
WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!
Here are the cover pictures of the CDr listings, you clearly recognize them by the blue bar on top of the cover….. so if you see a listing with a cover picture with a blue bar…. IT AIN’T THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT.
So PLEASE, before ordering anything on-line, read everything carefully.
Be assured that we are doing everything to stop this…. as these are not the products we have released!
You are entitled to get the real thing!
In the mean time here is a link to the original Caterina Valente Live 68 CD&DVD at amazon.de (Germany)… no blue bar on the top of the cover
We will keep you posted and a big thank you to all of you who have informed us about this situation. It is thanks to you we can do something about it.
What a great Sunday this was. We had lots of laughs (Alan and Peter won the award for best costume….) great food (Donatello outdid himself with culinary goodies) the music was not missing (Cristina, Sebastiano and Alberto got to sing with The Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices) and a humongous amount of love and true friendship!
LIFE IS GOOD!
Photos courtesy of Janis Siegel, Barb Sennet Wilson, Eric van Aro
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Well…. it was pouring but we went on anyway…. here are some pics….. more to come. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME AND STAYED THRU THE RAIN! XXX
Before I’m off to do the sound check 4 the perfomance 2night with the Nowhere Land at Beatles Night in Bellinzona, I need to chek some cars 2 buy, as mine died yesterday……
my friends THE NOWHERE LAND
when he finishes fumbling around on his computer he wants me to start recording the new song…. problem is he never finishes fumbling around on his computer! :-)