Antonyms of Quarantine EP

Antonyms of Quarantine

Antonyms of Quarantine is a studio ep of instrumental songs (except for Keep, Stay, Close, Away).
It was recorded at our homes. Mix and mastering at Franz Suono by Franz Fabiano.

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I wrote 6 short songs during the quarantine.

5 instrumental songs and a short song featuring Fien’s lyrics, vocals, and piano.
I wrote these songs to keep morale up.
Like many of you, I tried to connect with music during self-isolation. Instead of living room concerts, I spent more time outside in the garden and asked a bunch of friends to help me finish my songs.


Each instrumental title is one rhyme of a sort of haiku. Here’s how to read the poem through the titles.
Quarantine Days
Seen From Far Away
Keep, Stay, Close, Away
May You Be Safe
Long Hours Have No Name
Facing Fate


Filippo – acoustic guitar, vocals, vibraphone, Bontempi B2
Fien – lyrics, piano, and vocals
Marta – violin
The Nyc – acoustic guitar
Antonio Noventa – piano
Francesco Franz Fabiano – mixing and mastering


1. Quarantine Days (will be) (featuring Marta Stella)

One week on lockdown.
My thoughts are with the people who lost their dears during this week and the previous ones.
I extend my thoughts to the people who are waiting for their dears in the intensive care units.
Hope they will go through this.
We, the “locked down” people will do our part by staying home to reduce the spread of the virus.
I wrote this instrumental song to keep morale up.
Spring is coming again and I hope we will celebrate it soon after this nightmare will be gone.

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2. Seen From Far Away (featuring Marta Stella)

Another week on lockdown. The bad news is coming from all over my country.
Some friends of mine are nurses who are battling day by day against the virus.
I dedicated this instrumental song to them. Just my little tribute to their tireless efforts.
Once again in my garden, with the violin at distance by Marta.

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3. Keep, Stay, Close, Away (featuring Fien & Marta Stella)

I wrote this short song less than one month ago after marking one month in quarantine. Like many of you, most of my life has been switched to online. I experienced some sense of isolation during the pandemic.
Even if I was staying in touch with my friends over quarantine through technology, social distancing was hard to bear.
As a result, I decided to connect with music during self-isolation and collaborate with my longtime friends.

From her home in the Netherlands, Fien sent me lyrics and the piano part. She was experiencing the same life as me. She missed going to concerts and making music with people. I asked her to help me with this track and she sent me beautiful lyrics and a nice piano part.
Marta added violin from a shorter distance.
Before starting the song, we were isolated spots on a map.
After, we felt more connected and close than ever.
Keep, Stay, Close, Away is included on the ep Antonyms of Quarantine.

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4. May You Be Safe (featuring Marta Stella & The NYC)

The last time I met my friend the Nyc was in February.
We were doing rehearsals for a concert that did not take place because of the coronavirus.
After 2 months I managed to have him on a short instrumental.
As per usual, in this recent series of songs, Marta joins me with the violin.
Hopefully, we play music together soon…that is something we altogether miss.

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5. Long Hours Have No Name (featuring Marta Stella)

Long Hours have no Name.
Quarantine is over, but, obviously, nothing else is over yet.
I can go out and lead almost 100% of my usual life while many still suffer.
People around me seem to quickly forget.
I wrote 6 short songs during the quarantine. 4 were previously released here.
One of these featured then lyrics by Fien.
This is the penultimate instrumental.
Each instrumental’s title is one rhyme of a sort of haiku.
The full poem will be revealed in a few days.

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6. Facing Fate (featuring Antonio Noventa)

The final rhyme of a music poem that I wrote between March 2020 to June 2020

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