(KinGem Records 2013)
GET THE ALBUM HERE
Inspired by David Bowie’s “Scary Monsters”, Beatles’ “White Album”, Kate Bush’s “The Dreaming”
Written and recorded by Mark Zonda
Dedicated to Victoria Maud Waterfield and Clara Oswin Oswald
Why White Monster?
“White Monster” is an album about me gettin’ old and dying. But somewhere in between you get some Doctor Who references, love songs for pop singers, my Europe wide failed romances, essai dramas and random pets in between. Recorded in two winty winter weeks in Mark Zonda’s room. Here’s the tracklist:
- Recording Sarah
- Wishing on 10.000 Stars
- Super Surprise
- Present Present
- Final Fashion
- A Date
- Rebel Rebel Car
- Ikanai De Ne
- Lucy & Schroeder
- Now Love
- Never Met
- Cyrano Last Song
Why these songs?
“Don’t change your life” chours appeared to me in a dream, and the rest of the song is basically me describing the dream.
“Soufflé Girl” is inspired by Doctor Who new companion. There’s a little Beatlesque (and Tory Amos) clue for the pop kids.
“Mike Tonight” is inspired by a famous dead Italian anchorman. In case some people following also my Italian project “Zondini” is wondering this song was written a year before “Buon Compleanno Mr. Mike”. The girl I fell in love with while I was writing this song heard the demo, and as I was trying to explain her what the song was all about this “Mister Mike” and “Signorina Longari” thing started to goin’ on.
“Hello, Victoria” is about a supposed daughter of mine coming to visit me in a house in Sweden in an alternative future after her attempt to run from home. Victoria was also the name of one of second Doctor Who incarnation assitants. Guess I’ll have to write a song for Romana now!
Also written in Sweden, “The Goose and The Moose” is a fairy tale about an impossible love above any form of cultural discrimination. Guess I’ll have to give Jannine Rivel the credits for the “I’ve got a tatoo” part.
I wrote “Kieslowski Eyes” in December 2011 a couple of days after I met the “Miss Longari” girl. The last part of the song is a tribute to Kieslowski decalogue.
“The Last Picture Show” also talk about gettin’ old and dying and – as you can guess – was deeply influenced by Peter Bogdanovich movie.
The album ends with “The Power Of The Cat”, a song on how hard it should be being Charlyn “Chan” Marshall boyfriend.
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