The album Waiting For Tomorrow is based on atmospheres that well represent scary or unwanted life experiences, in fact, the work was born from Dr. Schafausen’s (aka Sergio Pagnacco) state of consciousness felt due to the quarantine for Covid 2. The album’s atmospheres are able to best represent the various sensations in contrast with the many utopias of life.
The social lyrics, chaotic metal and voices without a reference point, best express the concept of dystopian and a future with oppressive and dangerous environmental conditions. Utopia, a place where everything is as it should be, dystopia is, therefore, the exact opposite, a completely unpleasant and undesirable place. Waiting For Tomorrow, as such, may seem like a warning album!
Track by track by Dr. Schafausen
Dr. Schafausen’s Dilemma
An opening monologue defining the concepts and ideas behind Waiting For Tomorrow.
My Beautiful Girl
My beautiful girlfriend was suffering from a mental illness and heavy depressions back in the eighties and took her own life in 1989 at the age of just 24. Today I was going through my old record collection and found a little paper inside The Cure’s Disintegration album sleeve. It was an old handwritten note by her with some drawings. Beautiful painted red and purple flowers, many little hearts with my name written a hundred times and the words: ‘there was nothing in the world that I ever wanted more than to feel you deep in my heart’. I immediately searched on Google and found out it are words to this song. I listened to it all morning. I got so close to her today because of this song. These words describe how she felt, how ill she was. How she struggled with being alive. But it also finally tells me how much I was wanted and how much she wanted to stay with me and see me with her for all life. I am sure she listened to this song a thousand times. She is my hero and she is free now. This afternoon I visited her grave and brought her red and purple flowers. I also gave her back her Disintegration album wrapped up in plastic, close to her where it belongs. The note is in my closet forever. Sorry, but the boys sometimes cry..
Waiting For Tomorrow
It’s hard to talk about waiting because, based on what you expect, it can be positive or negative. In fact, there are many different types of waiting, each characterized by its own state of mind. Sometimes waiting is good, other times it is a sentence and you don’t have the courage to act. The most important thing is to understand when it is worth waiting and when instead you need to take action. What is your idea? Do you like to wait for what happens or do you prefer to have everything in hand and take action? Every night I went to sleep without turning off my cell phone. The next morning I saw that there had been no calls and I was saddened. The mood turned black, and another day of waiting began. Waiting for something that never came, tomorrow never comes.
Can’t Get The Best Of Me
The feeling of loneliness, the person has desires, thoughts, and dreams but unfortunately, you have to live them alone. Your partner who unfortunately cannot see and know. You lacked something of herself, she is distressed, sad she can’t do anything, she can only dream. She can’t get the best of me.
At the beginning of the story, the protagonist Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a huge insect. The cause of this mutation is never revealed. The whole rest of the story tells of the attempts made by the young man to try to adapt – as much as possible – his life to this new and very particular condition never seen before, especially with regard to his parents and sister and with his employer. cries. Am I damned forever? Is it all in my head? Why was I convicted?
Violence on social media: identikit of “keyboard lions” Social media have created particular behaviors, which in the past manifested themselves differently. Current communication has specific characteristics, of exceptional speed and at the same time of protection of a certain form of anonymity; this has composed a basin to which all have access, revealing only certain aspects of itself. The exercise of criticism takes place on the web in a particular way. In it, individuals express their real aggression. The social network becomes a ring in which to vent an internal malaise, therefore invincible and frustrating, in a society evaluated as opposed to if not even responsible for its feared ineffectiveness, in unbridled competitiveness. It is in these cases that the keyboard lion not only manifests a normal dissent but dresses the anger of those who are wounded by the loneliness that they cannot tame or distinguish. Currently, in a society dominated by uncertainty, unemployment, economic precariousness, the media communicate news on phenomena of violence (sexual, physical, psychological). These are not limited to manifesting aggressive or violent behaviors but show and disseminate such behaviors, as if they were trophies, through videos or images on mobile phones or social networks.
The song explains the similarity between rock artists who died at age 27 and rap/trap artists who died at age 21.
Age 21: Juice Wrld, Cry Lipso, Lil Peep, Nick Blixky
Age 27: Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Robert Johnson
The young rapper’s death is the latest in a frightening trend that has plagued the hip-hop world since late 2017, with a number of high-profile stars dying, almost all of whom were aged 20 or 21. Many of these young artists were rappers who came up through the online music service Soundcloud, and many but not all of the deaths were related to drugs. I have been comparing this troubling spate of deaths to the so-called “27 club” of rockstars who all died at that age, except this time the artists are even younger.
I Will Never Live In Silence
My doctorate in audiology sciences and my profession as a university lecturer in subjects such as cochlear implants and pediatric deafness also engage me in various seminars dedicated to hearing protection for musicians. I’m studying tinnitus impairment, for this reason, I have written a song dedicated to all the people with this sensation of noise that is typically caused by a bodily condition and usually is the subjective form that can only be heard by the one affected. Many tinnitus scales are available, but all of them have certain limitations. The aim of my study Is to present psychometric data of a new reliable questionnaire that be conveniently used for evaluating tinnitus complaints with related audiometry of tinnitus.
Waiting For Tomorrow | Released March 9th, 2021 via Sliptrick Records
01. Dr. Schafausen’s Dilemma | 02. My Beautiful Girl | 03. Waiting For Tomorrow | 04. Can’t Get The Best Of Me | 05. Transient Parasites | 06. Crypto Violence | 07. 2127 | 08. I Will Never Live In Silence
Cover Artwork: Paolo Massagli (Italian comic book artist)
Record studio: 6ound.studio
Dr. Schafausen are:
Slava Antonenko – Vocals | Michael Pahalen – Guitars | Dr. Schafausen – Bass & Vocals | Anatole Lyssenko – Drums