The Affairs

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about

(castellano)

A QUIET MAN, Un hombre tranquilo

A QUIET MAN (Un hombre Tranquilo, como John Wayne en la mítica película) es un músico, cantante y guitarrista para precisar más, al que sus vecinos de Sant Carles de la Rápita (Tarragona) conocen como FABIO VEGA.
La historia de este artista singular empieza hace unos diez años cuando compra unos equipos de grabacíon y hace canciones una tras otra, el resultado le anima a seguir haciéndolo cada vez con mejores resultados, pero siempre desde la tranquilidad y la independencia que da hacer las cosas desde tu propio estudio.
A medida que pasa el tiempo hace nuevas grabaciones, A QUIET MAN va definiendose como proyecto y sin ninguna injerencia externa compone, interpreta y graba nuevas canciones en las que mezcla influencias que van desde el brit pop al jazz clásico, pasando por el soul y siempre cantando en inglés.

Crooner evolucionado del Siglo XXI

Hay quién le ha definido como “crooner”, quizá no sea una definición exacta si lo entendemos como los crooners clásicos, pero tampoco va desencaminada, quizá un “crooner evolucionado del siglo XXI”.
En 2009 y se autoeditó un disco “Warsaw Smellsof You” con las intervenciones de David Brown (Beck, Brazzaville) y Steven Munar (The Tea Servants), al que siguió en 2011 otro, “Sadness Tolerant Songs” donde contó con la colaboración, entre otros, de Sergio Makaroff. En la red se pueden encontrar críticas a este disco que no dudan en calificarlo como “Una obra maestra”.
Llegados a 2012, A QUIET MAN tiene preparado su tercer y nuevo disco que lleva por título “THE AFFAIRS”, una tercera entrega generosa, con 15 canciones de nuevo grabadas tranquila e integramente con Kike Pellicer al bajo, Chiri a la bateria, Joan Subirats al saxo, y los coros de Rick Treffers (Mist) y Laura More, aunque esta última grabó su parte en Murcia. Está remasterizado por Erik Veach en Crazy Daisy Studios de Portland, Oregón, USA.

The Affairs, déjate sorprender por lo que no te esperas

THE AFFAIRS es uno de esos discos que hay que escuchar partiendo de cero (si no conoces los anteriores), sin ideas preconcebidas, dispuesto a dejarte sorprender por lo que no te esperas y prestando atención a esos pequeños detalles que irás descubriendo a cada escucha como si antes no hubieran estado, como si cada escucha fuese una nueva interpretación...
THE AFFAIRS llama la atención desde el primer momento en que lo tienes en las manos, una portada elegante a la vez que atrevida que sugiere un cierto clasicismo con un toque de ruptura. El disco se abre con “Water”, pieza que nos transporta a un atardecer hawaiano, que continúa con “Save Me”, tema que podría perfectamente formar parte del repertorio de la Orquesta del Titanic.

Rocket to the Moon

La primera canción elegida para dar a conocer el disco y con su videoclip es “ROCKET TO THE MOON”. Un tema en el que A QUIEN MAN aflora sus influencias más brit y donde, seguramente de manera inconsciente, la mente se nos va a un primerizo David Bowie, la utilización de una grabación del Apolo 13 confirma la impresión y nos situa más concretamente en el clasico de Bowie “Space Odity”. No es que se parezcan, pero si tiene “un punto”. ¿Tu qué piensas después de escucharla?
Tras “Rocket...” THE AFFAIRS continúa mostrándonos más matices de un músico, una voz y una forma de hacer a la que costaría encontrar un paralelismo sin cruzar más de una frontera, en “Can I say I’m sorry?” aparecen detalles de guitarra que recuerdan a bandas de los 80 y 90 como Lighting Seeds o Aztec Camera, “You” vuelve a tener detalles mágicos en guitarra y teclados, “Sophisticated Lady” es posiblemente la más “crooner”, en “Blue Blue Blue” el matiz es menos marítimo y se vuelve desértico, western, más americano, un poco a lo Chris Isaak y así hasta 15 que deberás ir descubriendo. A QUIET MAN, como puedes leer en más de una reseña, es uno de esos artistas que si fuera de Manchester o de Chicago, le estaríamos venerando como un gran descubrimiento, pero es de aquí, así que dejemos que nos sorprenda...

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(english)

A QUIET MAN

A QUIET MAN (As John Wayne in the legendary movie) is a musician, singer and guitarist for being specific to his neighbors in Sant Carles de la Rapita, his home town (Mediterraneas coast) know as FABIO VEGA. The history of this singular artist begins about ten years ago when buying a recording equipment and makes songs one after another, the result encourages you to keep doing more and better results, but always from the comfort and independence to do things that gives from your own studio.
As time goes on making new recordings, A QUIET MAN is defined as a project and without any outside interference composed, performed and recorded new songs that blend influences ranging from Brit pop to classical jazz or soul and always singing in English.

XXI Century envolved crooner

Some people has been defined him as "crooner", a definition may not be accurate if we understand it as the classic crooners, but neither is misguided, perhaps a "XXI century envolved crooner". In 2009 and self-published an album "Warsaw Smellsof You" with assistance from David Brown (Beck, Brazzaville) and Steven Munar (The Tea Servants), followed in 2011 another one, "Sadness Tolerant Songs" which was assisted, among others, Sergio Makaroff. On the Internet you can find reviews of this album that do not hesitate to qualify it as "a masterpiece."
At 2012, A QUIET MAN has prepared its third and new album entitled "THE AFFAIRS" generous third, with 15 new songs recorded entirely peacefull with Kike Pellicer on bass, Chiri at drums, Joan Subirats on sax, and vocals by Rick Treffers (Mist) and Laura More, although the latter recorded his part in Murcia. It is remastered by Erik Veach Crazy Daisy Studios in Portland, Oregon, USA.

The Affairs, be surprised by unexpected

THE AFFAIRS is one of those albums that you have to listen from scratch (if you do not know the above two), without preconceptions, ready to leave you surprised by what you unexpect and listening the small details that you will discover with each listen as if they had not been before, as if each listener was a new play ...
THE AFFAIRS draws attention from the first moment you have in your hands, a stylish home while daring to suggest a certain classicism with a touch of rupture. The album opens with "Water", a piece that takes us to a Hawaiian sunset, which continues with "Save Me" song that may well be part of the repertoire of the Orchestra of the Titanic.

Rocket to the Moon

The first song chosen to publicize the album and his video is "ROCKET TO THE MOON". One issue where A QUIET MAN emerges his brit influences and where, probably unconsciously, the mind going to a earlier David Bowie, the use of a recording of the Apollo 13 confirms the impression and puts us more specifically in the Bowie classic "Space Odity." Not that they seem, but if you have "something". What do you think after listening to?
After "Rocket ..." THE AFFAIRS continues to show more shades of a musician, a voice and a way to do it would cost to find a parallel without crossing over a border, "Can I say I'm sorry?" Appear details reminiscent of guitar bands from 80’s and 90’s as Lighting Seeds or Aztec Camera, "You" once again has magical details on guitar and keyboards, "Sophisticated Lady" is probably the most "crooner" in "Blue Blue Blue" the hue is less sea and becomes desert, western, more American, a little bit as Chris Isaak and so 15 that need to discover. A QUIET MAN, as you can read in more than one review, is one of those artists that if comes from Manchester or Chicago, we would be venerated as a great discovery, but he was born and live here, so let us surprise ...


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(català)

A QUIET MAN, Un home tranquil

A QUIET MAN (Un home Tranquil, com John Wayne a la mítica pel·lícula) és un músic, cantant i guitarrista per precisar més, a qui els seus veïns de Sant Carles de la Ràpita coneixen com FABIO VEGA.
L’història d'aquest artista singular comença fa uns deu anys quan compra uns equips d’enregistrament i fa cançons una per una, el resultat l'anima a seguir fent-ho cada vegada amb millors resultats, però sempre des de la tranquil · litat i la independència que dóna fer les coses des del teu propi estudi.
A mesura que passa el temps fa nous enregistraments, A QUIET MAN es va definint com a projecte i sense cap ingerència externa compon, interpreta i enregistra noves cançons on barreja influències que van des del brit pop al jazz clàssic, passant pel soul i sempre cantant en anglès.

Crooner evolucionat del Segle XXI

Hi ha qui l'ha definit com "crooner", potser no és una definició exacta si l'entenem com els crooners clàssics, però tampoc va desencaminada, potser un "crooner evolucionat del segle XXI".
Al 2009 es va autoeditar un disc "Warsaw Smellsof You" amb les intervencions de David Brown (Beck, Brazzaville) i Steven Munar (The Tea Servants), al qual va seguir al 2011 un altre, "Sadness Tolerant Songs" on va comptar amb la col · laboració, entre altres, de Sergio Makaroff. A la xarxa es poden trobar crítiques a aquest disc que no dubten a qualificar com "Una obra mestra".
Arribats a 2012, A QUIET MAN té preparat el seu tercer i nou disc que porta per títol "THE AFFAIRS", un tercer lliurament generos, amb 15 cançons de nou gravades tranquila i íntegrament amb Kike Pellicer al baix, Chiri a la bateria, Joan Subirats al saxo, i els cors de Rick Treffers (Mist) i Laura More, encara que aquesta última va enregistrar la seva part a Murcia. Està remasteritzat per Erik Veach a Crazy Daisy Studios de Portland, Oregon, USA.

The Affairs, deixa't sorprendre pel que no t'esperes

THE AFFAIRS és un d'aquells discos que cal escoltar partint de zero (si no coneixes els anteriors), sense idees preconcebudes, disposat a deixar-te sorprendre pel que no t'esperes i prestant atenció a aquests petits detalls que aniràs descobrint a cada escolta com si abans no haguessin estat, com si cada escolta fos una nova interpretació ...
THE AFFAIRS crida l'atenció des del primer moment en què ho tens a les mans, una portada elegant alhora que atrevida que suggereix un cert classicisme amb un toc de ruptura. El disc s'obre amb "Water", peça que ens transporta a un capvespre hawaià, que continua amb "Save Me", tema que podria perfectament formar part del repertori de l'Orquestra del Titanic.
Rocket to the Moon

La primera cançó escollida per donar a conèixer el disc i amb el seu videoclip és "ROCKET TO THE MOON". Un tema en el qual A QUIET MAN aflora seves influències més brit i on, segurament de manera inconscient, la ment se'ns va a un primerenc David Bowie, la utilització d'una gravació del Apol · lo 13 confirma la impressió i ens situa més concretament al clàssic de Bowie "Space Odity". No és que s'assemblin, però si té "un punt". Tu què penses després d'escoltar-?
Després de "Rocket ..." THE AFFAIRS continua mostrant-nos més matisos d'un músic, una veu i una forma de fer a la que costaria trobar un paral · lelisme sense creuar més d'una frontera, a "Can I say I'ma sorry?" Apareixen detalls de guitarra que recorden a bandes dels 80 i 90 com Lighting Seeds o Aztec Camera, "You" torna a tenir detalls màgics a la guitarra i teclats, "Sophisticated Lady" és possiblement la més "crooner", a "Blue Blue Blue" el matís és menys marítim i es torna desèrtic, western, més americà, una mica al Chris Isaak i així fins a 15 que hauràs d'anar descobrint. A QUIET MAN, com pots vere a més d'una ressenya, és un d'aquells artistes que si fos de Manchester o de Chicago, li estaríem venerant com un gran descobriment, però és de casa nostra, així que deixem que ens sorprengui ...

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Track Name: Water
WATER
I can fly ‘til your window
I can knock on your door
I can bring you some water
You don’t want to get drunk anymore
Drunk of me
Drunk of anyone else
I can fly ‘til your eyes
I can knock at your lips
I can bring you more water
You don’t want to get drunk anymore
Drunk of me
Drunk of anyone else
You’re a ray of light
Like a movie star
Can I bring you more water?
You’re a tiny drop
Dressed in summer storm
Can I bring you more water?
Track Name: Save me
SAVE ME


I hear my voice, sounds like a poison, babe tonight
Can you save me from myself?

It’s like a sea that never ends, so close and deep
Can you save me from myself?

Loving you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away
Kissing you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away
Loving you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away
Hugging you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away from me

I tried to kill me several times this week
Can you save me from myself?

I cannot understand why I’m hunting you today?
Can you save me from myself?

Loving you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away
Kissing you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away
Loving you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away
Hugging you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away from me

You, you can live a hundred miles away
But I still feel you
You, you can love a hundred different men
But I still want you

Loving you is hard, ‘cause you’re far away from me
Track Name: Rocket to the Moon
ROCKET TO THE MOON

I know these times could be the worst times of my life
Singing pretty songs for you, without feelings or perfume
All I can say is the day you came into my life, I was delighted by your voice but now it’s wearing ugly noise

The songs I sing are sailing in a rocket to the moon
And I wouldn't know what to do, if one day they land on your roof
Maybe tonight you'll be in that rocket sailing too
Saying you don't want to belong to this planet earth

I know these times could be the worst times of my life
I am longing for your sky, trying to bring you the sun
Calling you babe, calling the essence of your sex
I am longing for your sky, trying to bring you the sun

Tonight you'll be mine, I feel lovely yeah so sweet
I just want to have a choice
Track Name: Lady
LADY

Lady, let me believe in that word you said
I know, I know your world is full of slaves
And there’s so much pain to give
So many souls to set free
There’s a lie in your eyes
Holding the breath of your smile

I love you, much than these words could mean to me
I know, I know your bed I full of skins
And there’s so much pain to give
So many souls to set free
There’s a lie in your eyes
Holding the breath of your smile

Holding the breath and the beginning
Lady your heart is not mine
Holding the stars of your screaming
Loving the sin of your smile

‘Cause I’m holding your breaths loving your soul, letting you go
Lady you’re gone over the clouds, over the sound of my cries
Holding your breath is like the beginning of something so sweet
Lady you’re gone over the clouds, over the sound of my cries
I’m holding your breath, holding your breath
I don’t know which way to go tonight because my heart is lost
I’m holding your breath, holding your breath
I don’t know which way to go tonight without a breath
Track Name: You
YOU
The problems in my life are little things that I can solve tonight
Because you are close to me everywhere
And maybe with a smile the loneliness will disappear right now
Because you are close to me

And you, you’re my life
You’re everything I need
I’m so lovely and baby you’re so sweet
We are ready, ready to be free
Let me touch you and then just realize my love

I see the light in you it’s bright and shining when I hear your voice
Because you are close to me everywhere
And maybe with a word my greedy part will disappear right now
Because you are close to me

And you, you’re my life
You’re everything I need
I’m so lovely and baby you’re so sweet
We are ready, ready to be free
Let me touch you and then just realize my love
Track Name: I miss you
I MISS YOU
My mind is an open lie
My soul is a greedy hole
I miss you too much babe
Yes I miss you too much babe
The sound of your smile is love
The love of your smile is gone
I miss you too much babe
Yes I miss you too much babe
By night I call your name
And there’s nobody home again
By night I call your name
And there’s nobody, nobody home again
You’re dressed in a white pale skin
I’m dressed in a red black veil
I miss you too much babe
Yes I miss you too much babe
By night I call your name
And there’s nobody home again
By night I call your name
And there’s nobody, nobody home again
Track Name: Sophisticated lady
SOPHISTICATED LADY

I want to be your loverman
Because I love the way you smile
And every person everywhere
Is looking for a girl like of you

I was lost in my mind
Like a falling star
On the cloudy side of the sky
You gave me hope and romance
Like a ray of light
On the shiny side of the sky

You are the greatest tourist in me
Sophisticated lady
I want to buy an island for you
Sophisticated lady

All my life I’ve been waiting for
A pretty woman with your thoughts
Track Name: Blue, blue, blue
BLUE, BLUE, BLUE

Blue, blue, blue is the shape of my heart
I can’t love anyone because I’m trapped
And I don’t know what to do

Blue, blue, blue is that woven world
I just want to live with you in your skin
Not in the dream I’m in

The night, the fire, your belly like a bedtime
The sun, the moon, you always leaving too soon
You can win, you can lose, lean on me
Because blue is the shape of my heart
Track Name: The sky
THE SKY
Let me be the one, let me stay in bed, let me kiss you
‘Cause all I want to do is love to you until daylight comes and burns
Let me call your name, let me hold your hand, let me start it
Because I want to hear your sighs again on the fields of my heart

The stars get dark while I move my feet in your street
The sky is full of loneliness as my life with you, as your eyes
Then you claim, that the things are done to keep our nights
Then you claim that my words are just to make you cry

Hold my brave, hold my hair, let me stay close
‘Cause all I want to do is love to you until daylight comes and burns
Let me be, let me stay, let me think of you
Because I want to hear your voice again on the fields of my heart

The stars get dark while I move my feet in your street
The sky is full of loneliness as my life with you, as your eyes
Then you claim, that the things are done to keep our nights
Then you claim that my words are just to make you cry
The sky is the landfill of the night before
And my arms are here waiting ‘cause I need you so
Let me be, let me stay, let me think of you
Track Name: A new life
A NEW LIFE

I never told you, the love I keep belongs to you because you’re beautiful
I’m just expecting if anyone could be around even if you don’t want

And I’m rolling for you, you are mine
Hello, you are the one I’m waiting for
I can sing it as loud as before, ‘cause a new life’s waiting for you and me?
You and me

Trying to reach you, it’s hard these days; I’m trying to kiss you without a sense
Those little creatures that speak to me are saying clearly; don’t you leave

And I’m rolling for you, you are mine
Hello, you are the one I’m waiting for
I can sing it as loud as before, ‘cause a new life’s waiting for you and me?
You and me
Track Name: Sailing
SAILING
I can feel your love is ‘round here
Can you help me with a beat?
‘Cause any place I found an old star is a place I cannot hide.
I love to see you smiling
I love to see you delicate
I love to feel the north wind, blowing yeah! Over my face

And my world is turning upside down
I hope that one day you'll be mine
‘Cause any place I found an old star is a place I cannot hide.
I love to see you smiling
I love to see you delicate
I love to feel the north wind, blowing yeah! Over my face
To believe in the essence of the night before
To believe in the essence of the night before

‘Cause I'll be sailing the moon, I’ll be sailing the stars
I’ll be starting to walk; I’ll be starting to dance until the end of your name
I’ll be sailing for gold, I’ll be moving alone, I’ll be starting to dance until the end
Track Name: Haunted by your ghost
HAUNTED BY YOUR GHOST

I tried to leave you a thousand times
I tried to hide, but you’re my shadow
I cannot sing for anyone except you
If someday you miss me, it will return my hope
I cannot die, not a second time
I cannot live, without a second chance
Then you go away, away from sunset
Like the strangest girl I ever met
Let me break all the walls inside
'Cause I am lonely, even when you’re with me
I cannot die, not a second time
I cannot live, without a second chance
I cannot sing for anyone except you
If someday you miss me, it will return my hope
I cannot sing for anyone except you
'Cause I am haunted, by your ghost
I’m haunted by your ghost
Track Name: Wil you be my lover ?
WILL YOU BE MY LOVER?


Your voice sounds like a distant dream in the stars
Everything you touch disappears in thirty seconds

I found you, I lose you,
I can stay in bed with your memories forever

Come, you can swim in my lake
Will you be my lover? ‘Cause I am your man

I’m your footprint, I’m your slave
Will you be my lover? ‘Cause I am your man

I love you, I said I love you
When you touch me baby everything gets better

I belong to you, I belong to you
When you kiss me baby everything gets wild

Come, you can swim in my lake
Will you be my lover? ‘Cause I am your man

I’m your footprint, I’m your slave
Will you be my lover? ‘Cause I am your man

You can come and swim in my lake
Will you be my lover? ‘Cause I am your man

I’m your footprint, I’m your slave
Will you be my lover? ‘Cause I am your man

Your man, your man
Track Name: The end of all affairs
THE END OF ALL AFFAIRS


I'm fading away ‘cause you are not mine

Have you ever loved me?

Try to forget
you better get ahead
There’s no time for regret
No tears to be shed