When everything begun…
The Twenty Flying Kings project is routed in emotions and events dating back to many years ago. In the late 1990s our formation had just been changed and we were getting through a period difficult to interpreter: the outcomes of the 1996 album “Distances” were really disappointing and Andrea Costanza, who had been Court’s backbone and core creative soul up to then, left the band leaving a vacancy hard to be filled in again. So Andrea “Boll” Balliano was recruited as rhythmic guitarist, he has always been a friend of ours and we were thus able to promote “Distances” live also thanks to George Merk as lead guitarist. We could eventually feature the future of a new studio recording album. Pieces like: “Limbo”, “Wet of Sky”, “Walking and Talking” and “Do you think we have time?” (first version of “Sun Beyond Time”), which would then be included in “Frost of Watermelon”, bore to light in that period and were the result of a joint creation between Balliano and Nodari.https://pharma-centre.com/buy-kamagra-online
In spring 1999 Marco Strobel joined the group, he had always been a close friend and worked as sound technician but he has always been an excellent guitarist and an inexhaustible creative and compositive soul. At first the partnership aimed at reaching short-term goals mainly focused on the recording of the new album. Marco should have worked as sound technician during the recording sessions but not only did he contribute technically, he also got deeply involved in the arrangements and composition of further new material: the new Court lined up a 6-peopled ensemble whose three guitars had a massive impact from the very beginning and distinguished the band’s live shows in those years. Also the dawn of the songs “Men I Met”, “Synaptic Ghost”, “My World”, “When I Lose” and “Past Days” by Nodari, Strobel, Balliano and Bonacina, belonging to “Frost of Watermelon”, broke in the early months of 2000 .
Technically supported by Andrea Cajelli and Marco Sessa (funders of “La Sauna recording studio” in Varano Borghi – Varese), we set to the recording in order to “freeze” on CD the recollection of this troubled and shaken-up period. The released demo featured the embryonic stages of some tracks of the future “Frost of watermelon” which was mainly unreleased material. The end product was substantially incomplete which prevented us from signing worthy agreements with record labels and led the path to a totally independent-produced album. During the recording sessions Boll came up with the idea that the time for him to leave the band had come, so after 4 years his precious and outstanding contribution to Court faded away. The following period was hard and the group was on the verge of breaking up more than once. Luigi Bonacina, bassist and songwriter and funder of the original line-up, moved abroad as physics researcher; the voice and the irreplaceable front man Paolo Lucchina had a dream coming true and spent longer and longer periods far away from Italy. As a matter of fact the existence of the group was based only on Marco’s, Mosè’s and Francesco’s efforts and theoretical aims. The band was not playing live, had no record deal, was not convinced of the material recorded in 2000 and even enthusiasm was fading away.
Anyone happening to listen to a Court’s album will acknowledge the frequent blending of their powerful electronic impact with the acoustic shadows conveyed by the flutes, the recorders, the oboe, the classical and acoustic guitars and folk instruments as their main sound features. Back to 1994, the band happened to lend a helping hand to a group not having enough songs to cover an entire evening show, so in a few days a completely acoustic programme was prepared, which included “And You’ll Follow the Winds’ Rush ‘Till Their Breath Dwells” having been recently recorded in Germany. Further to that exhibition both the public and the critics praised us to such an extent that since then we have always scheduled entirely acoustic moments in our concerts and which is more important those arrangements lived on and were played over and over again and improved