MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN, the new project formed by Davide Tiso of Italian avant-garde metallers EPHEL DUATH, will release its debut mini-CD in late October/early November via Amaranth Recordings (a sub-label of Aural Music operated by Tiso himself).
The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. In The Breathing House
02. Connubium In Solitude
03. Like A Zephir
04. When Uriel Shakes The Soil
05. Invoking Metatron
06. The Iron Dog Protecting The Sea
The cover artwork by Seldon Hunt can be viewed below.
Commented Tiso: "I thought about a one-man band since my black metal days back in the '90s.
"The idea of taking care of every aspect of the creative process has always been something I've been into (see EPHEL DUATH), but with MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN I take this to a new limit: not involving anyone in the performing and recording process, too.
"A year ago I started to compose for the Karyn Crisis solo album. I wrote a lot of songs, probably too many and with too much going on: there was no space for vocals. The songs were ready and done, without her voice. I restarted to compose for her from scratch. In the meantime, I remained with enough material to start the solo adventure of above.
"I'm totally absorbed by this new direction; there's something magic about these songs, an extremely positive vibe surrounds them. They have been composed without any kind of effort, like they were already existing and ready to be caught on tape.
"There's something that needs to be spread through these songs: genuine compassionate feelings towards whomever wants to deal with this music.
"This is what I'm proudly doing now, hoping that this new palette will become an important part of my career and last the test of fire (you people) like those manuscripts Bulgakov was talking about."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/manuscriptsdontburn.