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THE PROJECT DECEPTION STORE

 

The Deception Store project was born from an idea of ​​Marco Pantozzi, author of the music and lyrics of the album Pindaric Flights, the first album published and also sung in English by Pantozzi himself.
Joe Chiericati and Stefano Nicli worked on the CD as producers, arrangers and musicians, respectively on piano / keyboards and on acoustic and electric guitars, with Thomas Ebner on drums and Teo Ederle on bass. In track 2 and bonus the female voice is by Roberta Staccuneddu.


The Project derives his name from the final metaphor of the song ‘One More Time’: the store of deception is every location or life situation were there are illusions masked by opportunities being offered. Inside you pay with dreams, but everything you get is disillusion. Todays society, taking a better look, presents an endless variety of it.


The music is a mix of melodic, electroacoustic Space-Rock, which derives from the 70s/80s of psychedelic Britain, especially Pink Floyd. Researched atmospheres and dreamlike intentions point directly to emotions, always staying on the path of intuitive listening which adapts to a vast type of crowd.

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cd leaflet

 

PINDARIC FLIGHTS is the title of the first album work of DECEPTION STORE project.


The "Pindaric flight" (in its origins, the writing style of the greek writer Pindar, within it’s works usually jumping from one slightly tied and incoherent topic to another) has nowadays generally taken on the sense of the flight of the fantasy, dreaming with open eyes.
The most beautiful and epic flight is the one that is born from our mind: travelling with imagination it lifts us from our generic life; daydreaming and chasing dreams, even the most forbidden ones, pushing to explore new horizons while leaving behind, though just for a moment, all of the problems and issues of the world.





      Close your eyes and imagine that…

 





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The CD talks about different situations were dreaming is the main character: from ‘I Do It My Way’, were the capability of seeing the world with the eyes of fantasy battles with our day-to-day fears, to the wish of a physical distant love ('Distant Lover'), to the dream of becoming a ‘Rock Star’ or seeing the creation of a better world (A New World’). And even the insidious and illusionary dream of a simple, sudden richness found in gambling (‘One More Time’), the first single, of which a video has been made because of the emotional impact.
The graphics of the album have been created by Gigi Cavalli Cocchi, who is already an author of distinguished album covers: his own works like Nomadi, Stadio (to name a few) and the first four albums of Ligabue.
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The album has been recorded at JAM Studios in Merano and it has been mastered by Elfo Recording Studio in Tavernago (Piacenza - I).

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MARCO PANTOZZI

JOE CHIERICATI

STEFANO NICLI

THOMAS EBNER

TEO EDERLE

MAURO LAZZARETTO

ROBERTA STACCUNEDDU

Tracklist

01  LIFETIME

02  I DO IT MY WAY

03  ONE MORE TIME

04  ROCK-STAR (METEORITE)

05  NEW BAD DAY

06  PINDARIC FLIGHT

07  A NEW WORLD

08  TIMELINE

09  DISTANT LOVER

10  CLOSE YOUR EYES

11  FREE (PIANO SOLO)

12  E IMMAGINO SE...

Voice

Piano, keyboards

Guitars

Drums

E Bass

Backing vocals

Female voice in tracks #2 and #12 

videoclips
 

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The video of the single Track ‘One More Time’ confronts a difficult and dramatic topic: the one of the addiction to pathologic gambling.
It’s the story of whom is loosing its own affections and liberty, to close him-/herself more and more into a prison of illusions and solitude, reoccurring - time and time again… - pursuing vain dreams of richness.

                        "It’s the store of deception, in which I’m loosing myself..."

Sponsored by the community of Merano for it’s social and artistic values,  it was directed by Roberto Condotta, with the assistance of Nicola Morandini. The voice of the outside ‘machine’ has been supplied by the actress Daniela Scarlatti.
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Video LIVE Concert

Deception Store: ONE MORE TIME (Live)
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Deception Store: LIFETIME (Live)
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Deception Store: PINDARIC FLIGHT (Live)
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