Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ad altare day

Lyrics, vocals and music by Alessandro Fantini.

 A new concept album in progress revolving around the journey of an ascetic who decides to leave his monastery after a sweet epiphany occurred before a fatal resolution.
The album has been conceived as a "neo-wagnerian" experience where lyrics, music, sounds, videos and images combine to evoke a narrative pattern punctuated by the songs arranged like chapters of a futuristic gothic novel.
Music video:

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Vespers by Alessandro Fantini (2015) Conceived, directed, edited and produced by Alessandro Fantini. Lyrics, vocals and music by Alessandro Fantini. "Vespers" from…/son-of-chasm

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The simulacra wifi

While humans are subjugated and petrified by the delusion of the constant world wide communication, the only real meanings are channeled by the static silence of simulacra of real and unreal beings (stills taken from the movie). ("New York, a venture" AFAN15).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ENDOMETRIA - The seed of flesh

After the release of the second Italian edition, the English translation of the Alessandro Fantini's dark-fantasy novel "Endometria - The seed of flesh" is finally on the way.
 Illustrated by the author himself, the novel was the main title of the "Fantagraphia" fantasy series launched in 2006 by the Italian publisher Liberodiscrivere based in Genoa, providing a more mature and dark sequel to the fairy tale "The Night Veil" released in the eponymous narrative collection. In order to satisfy the many requests of the non-Italian readers eager to discover the prodigious and dreary events unleashed by the Monks of Garras and the mysterious woman appeared in the desert of Grafiad, the author is currently working on an English adaptation of the novel that dramatizes most of the visual and poetic themes explored in his paintings and movies.

 Having forgotten the years of the imprisonment by the Veil of Night, now Edel and Arnel reign on a new marquisate, far from the wars plaguing the realm of Lantaria. Despite their harmonious life, the epicenter of the chaos that is about to fall on the entire continent, is pulsating at the root of their love.What's the origin of the seed hidden inside the beak of the bird "franofelus"? Who are the acolytes of the Ancient Whisper? Why the monks of Garras have left their monastery to build new cathedrals in the city of Antalide? The ancient race of Aledani was really extinct along with their dark power? It will be up to Arnel to face, through his flesh, the hurricanes of memory in which the mystery of the "Eulatma children" is waiting to lash out.

Friday, January 30, 2015


A new concept album in progress revolving around the journey of an ascetic who decides to leave his monastery after a sweet epiphany occurred before a fatal resolution. Concept, lyrics, vocals, music and effects by Alessandro Fantini. AFAN Sound 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New York a venture, featured in Cinecorriere news

An excerpt of the article released on the Italian movie magazine
The eclectic artist Alessandro Fantini is back to talk to us about his recent adventures in the most famous sleepless island of America, namely about a mysterious "venture" that will lead the protagonists of his new movie to regain the lost fragments of their childhood among the flames of a Vision suspended between History and Imagination. "In a New York minute / everything can change, in a New York minute / Things can get pretty weird." "The refrain, taken from the song by Don Henley, might be the perfect " logline", the promotional summary of the plot of" New York, A Venture", the movie filmed in Manhattan last summer while going up the currents of that Inner Time which bedew the orthogonal arteries of America's most famous sleepless island . A wavering and hectic Time that I started sailing over the fall of 2013 during my first stay between the Hudson and East River, walking through the crowded streets with my videoreflex wielded like a sextant conceived to decipher an emotional constellation that would have indicated me the route towards the mental rim where the visible New York is wedged in his disembodied counterpart. Only on its bottom I would have been able to discover the hidden humus of History and the unspeakable Visions feeding it.The New York where the neo-Gothic architecture of the Trinity Church, Saint Patrick and skyscrapers such as the Woolworth Building and the General Electric Building merge the momentum of sacred and secular ambitions in the vertigo of the assault to the sky, while the renewed railway of the High Line winds above the streets, piercing the buildings until the Lower West Side, to challenge, with its hanging flower beds, the dryness of the concrete and traffic below, where men in suits dance barefoot, and preachers in threadbare jackets stop at curbs railing against the evil lure of capitalism (...)"

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Corion Parade

The Corion Parade
 (Entering the Corion city)

Music, lyrics, vocals and effects by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
From the upcoming AFAN's concept album.
Photo by Alessandro Fantini. All right reserved.
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