Piers Faccini
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A pure voice that a thousand expressive nuances make iridescent, with songs carefully embroidered and finelywoven, capturing in their nets all the gold of the folk, the blues or the music of the Malians... So often called upon and so seldom equalized, Nick Drake would have finally found an heir with his measurement, free of any marking and superbly inspired. In four titles of a distracting beauty, Piers Faccini, companion adrift with Sebastien Martel or Vincent Segal, rises in any case at altitudes that few songwriters currently have the fortune of reaching. His first album, is entitled "Leave No Traces". Considering its content, it would be astonishing that it passes on our platters without leaving the least there impressed. - Les Inrockuptibles


A disc which sticks with the ears and the heart... Faccini (asserted stateless person, Italian parents, bench in Paris), the songs, superb and dark, never carry out you where you thought. In their dimension more folk, one hears echoes of Nick Drake, the impossible to circumvent reference as regards naked acoustics, and of Robert Wyatt. But nothing is never simple, and especially not at Dybdahl, signatory of opulent arrangements to the Fountains Blade (one of the best English groups of the Eighties) and in addition holder of a bathed voice of sensuality soul, evoking, ├ętrangement, Marvin Gaye of the best years. Sign times: Faccini (1) and Dybdahl have both product their albums in margin of the circuit "majors", by taking their time, at the house. Praise of freedom. - ffff


Discography

2005 Leave No Trace
2004 EP songs from Leave No Trace
1999 Charley Marlowe

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First I was a painter who wrote and sang songs, then I was a singer who made paintings. Now I do both. Seems like that's all there's ever been, painting and music, pictures and songs. I first started to show and sell my paintings from the age of 20, back then the songs were like cocoons, sleeping butterflies, music was a secret world I'd walk through alone, except for the odd gig here and there.

I've been writing songs since i was 15 years old, turning melodies over and over, spinning words over the tongue, waiting for the right phrase, hunting for the right sound. It just took me a while to get going, so a good few years on and still in the thick of painting round about 96, poet Francesca Beard and I started up a band called "Charley Marlowe" playing spoken word gigs at first and then little folk clubs in London, a bunch of sweet sad melodies picked out on an acoustic with the two of us weaving the stories .After a year or so, we developed the sound when percussionist Frank Byng and guitarist Lucas Suarez joined us, playing regular gigs on the London scene and releasing the ep ''This could be you" in that time

Since then whilst continuing to show and sell my paintings, I've also been making soundtracks for documentaries and drama, for the BBC and Channel 4, putting music to visuals. Then it got to the point round about 2001 when I didn't want to write for the band anymore, I had all these songs that I was just playing and keeping for myself and it felt it like was the time for them to come out. In a way I'd been making this album for years over and over in my head, all the virtual and imaginary records piling up till one real one had to come out, fresh as a newborn but feeling as old as the hills!

I'd recorded a song and an instrumental piece with my old friend Vincent S├ęgal for his album of duos " T- Bone Guarnerius " on Label Bleu, that moment was the catalyst and the album "Leave no trace" just followed on naturally from there. But nothing's changed, record or no record, as always I sit on the edge of my bed, hunting for the right sound, seeing if a good song will come today, like any other day.