TEARS OF OTHILA - «Renaissance!»
Digipack CD ARK Records, 2008
Euro 13 [buy now!]

Folk tales and ancient poetry give us evidence of the existence of a world of truth rooted on a deep spiritual connection between man and nature.

The noble and wise men of the past had understood that listening to nature was like listening to themselves. Observing and understanding its movements and its signs was the access to the inner being and the secrets of their own life.

“Nature extracts and reflects man.”

Their path was simple, deep and passionate; it revered Nature and Ancestry and valued Honour and Nobility.

On that path they built their temples of knowledge, shrines of a culture and of an identity born from the very core of their ancestral soul. Now those temples have been destroyed, their foundations scattered, but the deep truth of that ancient wisdom is still there, treasured in the stones those temples were made of.
In those places, where that sincere and deep connection with nature can be restablished, the wise voice still whispers to sensitive and noble hearts.
Penetrating the depths of woods is like walking the days of our ancestors, a voyage to the truth, a path to ancestral knowledge and roots.
Our search is naturalistic and historical, too, bound to mythology and Tradition.
There we look for the signs of an apparently lost alphabet made of magic, symbols and places.
That heritage saves man, his own culture, his own passions, his own art.
Our hearts, moved by emotions, have opened themselves and listened... that poetry, those sounds have now become our art, our inheritance, the precious gift the rune of Othila reminds us of.

“Renaissance!” celebrates that Emotion, the sense of the past and the strenght of its recalling.
Until there will be someone ready to listen and feel, that memory will never fade and the fire of the ancient wisdom will warm his heart.

Tears of Othila for Renaissance!:
Marco G. Gardella: vocals, guitars, bass and natural sounds;
Noemi Ferrari: flute;
Enrico Defranchi: violin;
Lorenzo Capello: percussions;
Marta Defranchi: vocals;
Elena Nastasi: trumpet;
Davide Zalaffi: keyboards and percussions.

All music composed by Tears of Othila.
Introductions to «May my ode travel in the cart of night» and «Whispers from the north» by Mario Costa and Marco G. Gardella.
All lyrics by Marco G. Gardella.
Recorded at C27 Studio by Nicola Sannino and Tears of Othila during the years 2006 through 2007.
Mastered by Nicola Sannino.

Cover photo by Marco G. Gardella.
Artwork by Rossana Rossi.

The first 1000 copies comes in a beautiful embossed digipack.


01. Gift of life
02. May my ode travel in the cart of night
03. Of everlasting memory
04. The magic of trees
05. Tales in the mist
06. Whispers from the north
07. Up our banners!
08. The light of a new dawn
09. Landscapes of native land