As result of Frequently Asked Questions, Catafalchi del Cyber’s minister of propaganda releases this short official announcement.
1) Catafalchi del Cyber (CdC) is a band that leaves people perplexed: they live in doubt and act in shade!
2) CdC is the name of the Lord, as guessed from some speeches of drunk people;
3) M. Bertolini plays some instruments, as well as M. Ravenoldi, but this last sings too;
4) CdC members live in the Italian swamp by the river Mincio;
5) C. Roversi is the official mofo producer: he doesn’t play in the band;
6) The band first album is “Benediktus Und Vobis Quoque, Catafalcus Est Tu”. Bertolini and Ravenoldi play with L’Imperatore (Keys & bass pedals) and Ersiker Anaman (drums & percussions). E. Anaman has serious problems with the law.
7) In live performances CdC used to benefit the experience of L. Pagliari (drum) and L. Freggi (guitar). Catafalchi del Cyber do only few gigs because the band is undesirables: they are unpleasant, difficult to manage and very presumptuous;
8) CdC is mainly inspired by old porn movies stories, as every respectable gentlemen do. They really like G. Andreotti as a person who has reached the maximum awareness of the dynamics in the contemporary Italian history. He is blessed and outside the course of events, above them, like a semi-god.
9) Their music is the result of careful research and selection of the missing material in the Italian progressive music discography;
10) Roversi defines the band as “anti-prog prog band” mainly because of the contraposition between CdC and the embarrassingmediocrity of the majority of the Italian-prog self-congratulatory compositions. They are also tired of the Italian worn-out imagery. CdC music is now also against Italian progressive record companies and their ways of making money without trust in the music they publish.
11) Each track on the album “Benediktus” fights the above-mentionedbarren panorama with irony alongside seriousness, in order to confuse you, consumer, as much as possible. CdC can talk about religion, politics, sex, personal gastro-enteric problems and every kind of human affliction with nasty grooves and satisfactory harmonies. Nonsense is still part of our work.
12) CdC speaks of fascism because, in Italy, still fails to take root a real rejection of fascism: is symptomatic of the fact that only foreign critics has been concerned with the hidden track “Operazione Quercia”, about the release of B. Mussolini from his prison, on the Gran Sasso mountain. Nazi naughty boy Otto Skorzeny planned to set the “Duce” free with an hollywoodian military action: CdC founds an old mono track praising this mission, but structured on the partisan folk melody “Bella ciao”. Of course, it just had to be a part of the album.
13) To pay homage to the Dada movement (also in its Germanic derivation), Surrealistic movement and Monty Python’s creations, CdC chose to make a collage-artwork. But they did more:“the listener is invited to an interactive approach to the musical object: by a mobile wheel, you can actually modify the album cover, having your say in a multiple choice as interpreters and consumer, or simply as part of the game that Catafalchi del Cyber are inviting you to play!” (cit. Domizia Parri). Make it simple: you can play with the cover if you are bored by the music.
14) Yes, the band is pre-producing the second album. The name is still a question mark: could be “The best of Catafalchi del Cyber” as well as “Have a nice week end. Sincerely, Saddam Hussein (kisses & hugs)”. But don’t be anxious: there will be no fun for you!
15) Ninjas do really exist; so, beware of Ninjas!