Who is Mari Conti I asked her

Who is this musician? Mari Conti who is more and more in the picture? I asked her. And this is what she wrote to me. Pretty impresive if you ask me. Who knows she might receive an Grammy or other music award.

                                                                         MARI BIO
Mari ( aka Marina Conti) is an Italian singer songwriter who has always been immersed in music . She graduated with a degree in Technical Communications and Music Marketing and she produced and presented the program on the Italian based web radio ‘RAZ’ called ‘Pick Out’. The program was created around Mari’s favourite trip-hop and electronic bands: Air, Portishead, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Goldfrapp and Zero 7, one of whose members she would work with in the future.

Mari worked with various music magazines where she had opportunities to know and interview  numerous international musicians and singers. One of these the American guitarist Gary Lucas with whom she wrote ‘You Will See My Flame Again,’ an unreleased song dedicated to a great Lucas’ friend, well renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist, the late Jeff Buckley.  

A decisive meeting for Mari’s career has been the one with Mozez , the front man with the million selling Zero 7  with whom she co-wrote her debut album  ‘Gentle Beauty’, a collection of 12 songs produced by Mozez  for his record label Numen Records.
Free, the second single from the album is out now on iTunes, Numen Records and all the leading outlets.  The track has been re-mixed by the British remixer and producer Raj Gupta ( Roxy Music, Freddy Mercury,Shirley Bassey, Gorillaz and many other).

The Album Gentle Beauty is  currently available on Numen  Records and on  iTunes , Amazon, Spotify and all the major online music distributors.
Mari’s thoughts
‘I believe that there should be no rules to follow when you write a song. There is a timeless dimension which contains all the notes and all the combinations, past and yet to come, and if you’re lucky, it chooses you and gives you a gift, a song
There’s never anything rational or planned in the way I write. My songs speak about me, my inner world and the simplest things that surround me
I like comparing my connection with music as a parallel and faithful path that has always accompanied me since I was very young. Although I was working as a sales assistant in a high fashion clothing store, I began to notice that often people’s lives around me were somehow like a music composition. The connection between them coming from different backgrounds often intrigued me somehow. They were like musical notes. Those mysterious coincidences, unplanned encounters which were then revealed important developed in me a link , an unconditional trust and love for music which has never left me.  Now I’m starting to walk through this path although this is just the beginning of it, I hope it will accompany me for the rest of my life..’ Mari.

MARI ALBUM GENTLE BEAUTY and the single FREE – Ray Mang remix version
MARI ALBUM GENTLE BEAUTY  and the single FREE – Ray Mang remix version