Casador

Casador

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

I write songs where I admit that i might be wrong. It's about finding yourself on a stage with a guitar, feeling your voice howls in the middle of a man and a woman. It’s about growing up in several places and not judging somebody happy until his life is over.

Biography

Falkland Islands native Casador (Alessandro Raina) was born in Argentina in late 70's but his parents eventually moved to Europe to escape political persecutions. He’s released two solo works and played/singed for the italian post rock forerunners Giardini di Mirò until 2005.
Casador is his first songwriting project.

He lived in several countries doing tons of jobs before turning into a musician. His very first album, recorded at the age of 19, was named as one of the top album of the months by The Wire magazine. In 2006 he released a collection of poems and portraits included in his second album ‘Nema Fictione’ published by the italian cult art label City Living.

Casador has opened for a lot of artists including Wilco, Shannon Wright, Sparklehorse, Elvis Perkins, Piano Magic, Piers Faccini, Ra Ra Riot etc. etc. and is now promoting his first EP all over Italy.

A European solo tour is scheduled for spring/summer 09. Casador will be occasionally supported by a band.

Lyrics

Story of Damocles

Written By: Casador

once there was a time a boy was sold
cowardice and demands were all is gold

I did distill a cup of your grace
held my head and rest another day

it will come a time when my eyes
will disintegrate and fade

The Puritans

Written By: Casador

soldier fold your declarations of war
and burn me like a silver tooth in the sun
my outer world and inner make a pair
your heart beat seems separate and absent

wherever you might fall from grace
I might not encode your signal of decay
whenever you might rise I declare
I might not be so visionary that day

soldier fold your declarations of war
and wash me like a golden ring in the rain
my outer world and inner make a pair
your heart beat seems separate and absent

Vermillion

Written By: Casador

I won't resist to sympathy when I'm alone
Let it come on as it happens and don't be afraid again
I won't amuse me in the dark of wine and ebony /evanescence and lust
I still have to pay what I ever do to you /what I cannot do for you

so let me represent my innocence in red
just for a moment I will not deserve anymore

so can't you please reshape or be more evident to feel
I cannot tease I cannot overwhelm so what else to fence ?

I won't resist to companhy I'm absentee
Let it come on as it happens and don't be afraid again
I won't amuse me in the dark of evanescence and lust
I still have to pay what I cannot do for you

so let me represent my innocence in red
just for a moment I will not deserve anymore

so can't you please reshape or be more evident to feel
I cannot tease I cannot please the consequences
so can't you please enlighten this vermillion I sink in
we cannot tease We cannot overwhelm
so what else to fence or understand ?

Discography

As Alessandro Raina:
Colonia Paradi’es (1999 – Cane Andaluso)
Nema Fictione (2006 – City Living)

As Casador:

The Puritans EP (2008 – Homesleep Music)

Lead vocals on:

Giardini di Mirò - Punk..not diet! (2003 - Homesleep music)

Set List

40/50 shows per year
up to 45 minute acoustic set (1 hr or more with the band)

original songs + covers from Radiohead, The Organ, Feist, Soft Cell, Sufjan Stevens ...