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05/05/2017
 
1. ICONOGRAPHY 3:02
2. BORN TO FEEL 3:23
3. SAVE ME 3:38
4. LULLABY OF LOVE 3:54
5. HOLD ON TO THE MAGIC 4:00
6. THE SEARCH 1:23
7. PEARL OF MY HEART 4:22
8. NO MAN'S LAND 3:15
9. BEYOND THE SUNRISE 3:35
10. SPIRIT RISING 4:44

 

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IN A LIMITED CANVAS OF INFINITE NOTES, 
INSPIRED BY NOSTALGIA, LOSS AND AN UNBREAKABLE WILL, 
MERLINMOON CONCLUDES ICONOGRAPHY. 
A TEN SONG, THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES LONG JOURNEY 
FROM THE SOUL TO HEAVEN AND HELL. 
THE ALBUM MIXES MERLIN’S INFLUENCE OF 
PETER GABRIEL’S INTENSE BITTERS, 
WITH THE MELLOW PSYCHEDELIA OF 
PINK FLOYD AND KING CRIMSON
BRUSH STROKES INSPIRED BY STING’S 
SENSITIVITY TOWARDS LOVE AND 
BOB MARLEY’S SUBTLE TOUCHES 
PROCLAIMING A HIGHER SPIRITUAL ATONEMENT. 
SEVENTEEN MONTHS BREWING, 
IN-BETWEEN HIGH VOLTAGE VINTAGE EQUIPMENT 
AND A MIND FULL OF UNCERTAINTY, 
INSECURITY AND AN UNPARALLELED VISION 
THROUGH THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED. 

 

PRODUCED BY MERLINMOON
RECORDED AT BANGYBANG Studio, (MIAMI, FL, USA) 
BETWEEN AUGUST 2015 AND NOVEMBER 2016
ALL LYRICS AND MUSIC WRITTEN BY MERLINMOON
CO-PRODUCED BY JUAN C. NIETO, PJ OLSSON & MICHAEL D’ALESSANDRA
MASTERED BY JUAN C. NIETO & RICHARD DE AVILA
IBEAT HOUSE MASTERING STUDIO (MIAMI, FL, USA) 

Artwork:
Creative director: MERLINMOON 
Cover Art: NEYHA SOFAT
Graphic Design: FUTURIANZ

 

MERLINMOON: ELECTRIC AND BASS GUITARS, VOCALS & BACKGROUND VOCALS
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• YOLI MAYOR, LINA GAUDENZI, XARIA ANTHONY: BACKGROUND FEMALE VOCALS
MERLINMOON & JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZERS, SOUNDSCAPE & FX. 

  

BORN TO FEEL 
• MIXED BY PJ OLSSON & JUAN C. NIETO
• MERLINMOON: VOCALS,VOCODER/VOCAL SYNTH & FX
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• REUBEN CAINER: BASS GUITAR
• YOLI MAYOR, LINA GAUDENZI, XARIA ANTHONY: FEMALE BACKGROUND VOCALS
• MERLINMOON & JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZERS & SOUNDSCAPE
• MERLINMOON & PJ OLSSON: DRUM PROGRAMMING

SAVE ME
• MIXED BY PJ OLSSONJUAN C. NIETO
MERLINMOON: GRAND PIANO, ELECTRIC AND BASS GUITARS, VOCALS & BACKGROUND VOCALS
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• LINA GAUDENZI, XARIA ANTHONY: FEMALE BACKGROUND VOCALS
• IRENE GARCIA:  VOCAL SOLO
• JUAN C. NIETO: HAMMOND ORGAN


LULLABY OF LOVE
MIXED BY JUAN C. NIETO
MERLINMOON: VOCALS
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• REUBEN CAINER: BASS GUITAR
• MICHAEL D’ALESSANDRA: GRAND PIANO & VINTAGE MELLOTRON
• LINA GAUDENZI, XARIA ANTHONY: FEMALE BACKGROUND VOCALS
• MERLINMOON & JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZERS, SOUNDSCAPE & PROGRAMMING
PJ OLSSON: BACKGROUND VOCALS
• CUSHMAN’S SCHOOL CHOIR: CHILDREN’S VOCALS

 

HOLD ON TO THE MAGIC
MIXED BY JUAN C. NIETO
MERLINMOON: VOCALS, VOCODER, ELECTRIC & BASS GUITARS, GRAND PIANO, ACOUSTIC GUITAR. 
• MERLINMOON & JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZERS & SOUNDSCAPE
PJ OLSSON & JUAN C. NIETO: DRUM PROGRAMMING
• JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZER SOLO (BRIDGE) 
 

THE SEARCH
MIXED BY JUAN C. NIETO
• MICHAEL D’ALESSANDRA: GRAND PIANO & MELLOTRON
MERLINMOON: SOUNDSCAPE & FX
• MERLINMOON & JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZERS 
• ANDREA PIZZORNI & MERLINMOON: OCEAN WAVES RECORDING


PEARL OF MY HEART
MIXED BY PJ OLSON & JUAN C. NIETO
MERLINMOON: VOCALS, SOUNDSCAPE & FX
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• REUBEN CAINER: BASS GUITAR
• MICHAEL D’ALESSANDRA: GRAND PIANO & MELLOTRON
• LINA GAUDENZI, XARIA ANTHONY, YOLI MAYOR: FEMALE BACKGROUND VOCALS
• MERLINMOON & JUAN C. NIETO: SYNTHESIZERS
 
NO MAN'S LAND
MIXED BY PJ OLSONJUAN C. NIETO
• MERLINMOON: VOCALS, BACKGROUND VOCALS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS & PERCUSSION
• REUBEN CAINER: BASS GUITAR
• MICHAEL D’ALESSANDRA: SYNTHESIZER FLUTE & MELLOTRON
• ANA MARIA LOMBO: BACKGROUND FEMALE VOCALS
• PJ OLSSON: BACKGROUND VOCALS
• JUAN C. NIETO: HAMMOND ORGAN
 
 
BEYOND THE SUNRISE
MIXED BY JUAN C. NIETO
• MERLINMOON: GRAND PIANO, ELECTRIC GUITARS, VOCALS & BACKGROUND VOCALS, PROGRAMMING & FX
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• REUBEN CAINER: BASS GUITAR
• LINA GAUDENZI, XARIA ANTHONY: FEMALE BACKGROUND VOCALS
• YOLI MAYOR: VOCAL SOLO
PJ OLSSON: BACKGROUND VOCALS
• JUAN C. NIETO: HAMMOND ORGAN
 
 
SPIRIT RISING 
MIXED BY PJ OLSSON & JUAN C. NIETO
• MERLINMOON: VOCALS, BACKGROUND VOCALS, ELECTRIC GUITAR, SOUNDSCAPE & FX 
• MASSIMO BUONANNO: DRUMS
• REUBEN CAINER: BASS
• MICHAEL D’ALESSANDRA: ELECTRIC GUITAR
• JUAN C. NIETO: HAMMOND ORGAN

 
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