"I made many pilgrimages, the
flowing water and the ancient stone were my masters, History
and Time were my mother and father..."
Everything has its origins in the stone and
the stone is at the origin of everything. The stone is a natural
element that can be embroidered to create daring architectures
or remain massive and impenetrable to the light. ATARAXIA
have built the foundations of their manor with that rough
material to make them stronger and unaffectable by time. The
water, symbol of death, re-birth, eternal rest and regeneration,
has become their spiritual guide and has given them the chance
to progress, to shape and to transform their art throughout
the years. Then, the doors of the realm of dreams have opened
to allow them to cross deeper dimensions belonging to an ancestral
past and attain contemplation. At the end, walking through
a labyrinth leading to a painful and surprising knowledge
of themselves, they achieved a new state of enlightenment.
What distinguishes a raw stone from a precious one lies in
its capacity to be crossed by light and filter it.
'Arcana Eco' is a journey from the rocky underworld up to
an eden of light. 'Arcana Eco' is a book describing the story
of ATARAXIA's albums through the images of voyage that inspired
'Arcana Eco' is also the travel diary of Ferruccio Filippi,
a music journalist who reached ATARAXIA's place to talk with
them about their art.
'Arcana Eco ' is a voyage within a voyage.
BOOK : six chapters developping through Livio Bedeschi's photos,
Ferruccio Filippi's reflections and Francesca Nicoli's writings;
an exhaustive interview; a full discography and the 'Arcana
Eco' Cd lyrics.
CD : 7 exclusive tracks recorded and mixed between April and
July 2004 (total length 36 mn), four of them are new, the
other three are older songs revisited with a today sensibility.