Leonora

Leonora

 Rome, Latium, ITA
BandEDMSinger/Songwriter

electronic songs with a minimalist singer/songwriter feel

Biography

Genre: Electronic Ballads
Origin: Rome
Official Band Website: www.leonora.it
My Space site: www.myspace.com/leparoledentro
Management Website: www.lolproducions.it

Artist Information

I was born in Rome in the month of June and I started to compose songs during my teenage years using piano, keyboards and a computer. Growing up, my passion for music went together with a deep interest in visual arts and multimedia.

I have always loved music without any specific genre, the whole spectrum from singer-songwriter music to electronic, but as time went by I found my own style, minimal homemade electronic songs with just a few piano echoes.

I signed contracts with different Italian indie labels in 1996 and I have published several songs in English and Italian some of them distributed by BMG and Sony. I have also worked as a songwriter and one of my songs has been used in a Reneè Blanche TV ad, while the American actress and singer Teri Ann Linn put my song “Wine” on her album “Teri”.

I also wrote the Italian lyrics “Controvento” for a Phil Thornalley and Steve Booker song, which was published in Anna Oxa’s album “l’Eterno movimento” and the Italian version of some International covers for the debut album of the female trio “Appassionante”.

Recently I wrote the story and soundtrack of the short movie “Camille” directed by Piero Costantini, which was selected for screening in several International film festivals all around the world.

In January 2010 I finally published my album Electronic Ballads for the indie label Lol Production. It is made up of ten songs, both in English and Italian, which are suspended halfway between electronic and acoustic textures. This is a cherished project that I completely did on my own, in my apartment in Rome with a three octave Ozonic Keyboard and my Mac laptop. The co-producer, Marco Olivotto from Lol Production strongly encouraged its release, after he chanced onto some of my works available on the web. He constantly kept in touch via internet while the album was in progress and finalized the entire work I sent him.

The digipack contains a 24-page full-color booklet that I conceived by shooting pictures and self-portraits, each one in relation to a song.

I dedicate this album to all those who are cultivating a little-big passion of their own all alone.

Lyrics

Dear Mary

Written By: Eleonora Cardellini

If praying is like dancing
I have a move to stage
if wishes are like butterflies
I'm looking for a cage
forgive me then, forgive me then
desiring seems so unfair to me
but I did it again

my mistakes are so simple
but so hard to explain
I built a fortress in the sand
and hid the key in vain
forgive me then, forgive me then
lying seems so unfair to me
but I did it again

dear mary
I am not a devil and I am not a saviour
put me in between
with the people with bad behaviour
don't judge me
I am not the first and I am not the last
put me with the girls
who pick the roses that grow in the dust
who pick the roses.

Changing

Written By: Eleonora Cardellini

Won't you please stop
asking me about the reason why
I have finally changed
the beautiful colour of my eyes
into a deep dark brown
wearing a long dark dress
my points of view spin so easily
like my attitudes,
I'm frankly getting so busy,
sorry if I forget you

won't you please stop
wondering about the way I dared
to change and cut
the beautiful colour of my hair
into a deep dark brown
wearing a long dark dress
my points of view spin so easily
like my attitudes,
I'm frankly getting too busy,
sorry if I forget you.

909019

Written By: Eleonora Cardellini

In 909019
cities were so tall
we used to move upwards
like little spiders on a wall
with many things to do
and a few friends to call
I spent the weekend collecting
old machinery and crayons

in 909019
I bought a little cyborg
a special kind of machine
that sings like a lovebird
now he sleeps with me at night
and wakes me with a chord
he delights my life every time I’m bored

lovebird my dear it seems so clear now
that I needed understanding
I dreamed alone making some space around
and waited to see you landing

eh! please sing one song for me and stay
closer so I can hear you
eh! don’t fly away from me and stay
closer so I can sing too

so in 909019
we could really close our eyes
and entrust our simple feelings
to a digital device
an artificial flower smelt like a rose
and boys could smile for hours
to their artificial girls

oh God my dear it seems so clear now
that I needed understanding
I dreamed alone making some space around
and waited to see you landing

eh! please sing one song for me and stay
closer so I can hear you
eh! don’t fly away from me and stay
closer so I can sing too.

Right turn on red

Written By: Eleonora Cardellini

Just when you think you've seen everything
you can go down to Venice beach and
buy a car and a peach
and use them to travel the world

make me happy and please be
like an anchor or a kite for me
don't forget and leave your wings at home
and use them to travel the world

if you are going to stop at the traffic-light
bringing our love to a crossroad tonight
just remember when Woody Allen said
- L.A.'s contribution to civilization is
'right turn on red' -

Just when you think you had everything
you can go down to Zabriskie point
get a grain of sand and a joint
and use them to travel the world

make me happy and please be
like the water over a stone for me
don't forget and leave your dreams at home
and use them to travel this world

if you are going to stop at the traffic-light
bringing our love to a crossroad tonight
just remember when Woody Allen said
- L.A.'s contribution to civilization is
'right turn on red’-

No words

Written By: Eleonora Cardellini

U are like a pearl
like a small pearl in my hand
u are my enemy and my friend
u are my ice and my flame
since I met you I am not the same
maybe I am dumb
maybe I am dumb
or simply I have no words

u are like a wound
like a small wound that I crave
u are the weird part of the day
a deep sound in my soul
since I met u I am feeling slow
maybe I am dumb
maybe I am dumb
or simply I a have no words.

Maggio

Written By: Eleonora Cardellini

E’ una notte di Maggio e ti scrivo
ed è solo per vederti ancora
nell’attesa
una virgola mi sfiora

non c’è vento
fra la luce bassa dei lampioni
forse un’ombra
e basta

e non c’è niente
neanche un fiore che mi passi per la mente
né un rumore
nell’aria
e lieve si lieve sarà
il peso del tempo

è una notte che muta descrive
le parole quando sei partita
la mia mano
salutava la tua nuova vita

ma ora niente
né la foglia che si posa indifferente
lascia un segno nell’aria
e lieve si lieve sarà
l’inganno del tempo.

Discography

Electronic Ballads - Lol Productions - 2010

Set List

1 set (around 45 minutes to an hour long)

(English songs)
Dear Mary
909019
Changing
Right turn on red
No words

(Italian songs)
Maggio
La luna nel pozzo
Salvadanaio
Beata ignoranza
Le parole dentro