The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

Mistura to launch new concept album: ‘U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur’

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 21:19 Last update: about 5 years ago

 

Maltese song-writing duo Mistura will be launching their first album, to be called 'U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur' ('The World Keeps Turning'), on 10 October at 7pm during the Radio 101 programme Rockna presented by Michael Bugeja.

The 64-minute album, containing 16 original tracks entirely in Maltese, is a rock concept album divided into four sections of four songs each. Packed with biting social commentary especially in relation to local issues, the album reflects on the concept of repetition and cycles of life.

"This album is two years of writing, recording and exchanging ideas, riffs, lyrics and sending bits and pieces of music to each other until they became fully formed songs" says Antonio Olivari, who together with Malcolm Bonnici forms the duo Mistura.

"When we started with one song - 'Isma' Bilfors' - we had no idea we would create enough material for an album. However, the dynamic that we built in the following months, with both of us coming up with ideas for new songs and the eventual compiling of the best ones into one thread, made the album a reality."

Mistura is a duo with original songs exclusively in Maltese with music that has elements of blues and rock, both electric and acoustic. Mistura debuted in 2012 at the L-Għanja tal-Poplu festival where they won the WAFA award for Best New Talent. They have, since then, played at many venues, including Għanafest, Notte Bianca and Poeżija Plus, and released a number of songs all of which will be included in this new album.

Apart from the CD itself, 'U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur' will contain a booklet with all the lyrics as according to Malcolm "we believe that the words need to be emphasised as part of the whole package. Furthermore the sleeve was brilliantly designed by our trusted friend and artist Jean-Claude Vancell, who managed to capture the intense moods of the music and to create visuals which enhance the whole album experience".

 

More information about 'U d-Dinja Tkompli Ddur' and Mistura at misturamalta.com

 

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