After nearly a year of recording, scrabbling, mixing, equalizing, mastering as well as investments, effort, gigs, stress, sweat and tears "The Heart and The Black Spider" by Thomas Guiducci & The B-Folk Guys is finally available, following their first EP “Live at Passerano Blues” .
This album was actually conceived much earlier, developing in the mind of Thomas Guiducci for years before he could put the pieces together, find the inspiration, the strength, and the right people to realize it.
The songs are essentially the result of an inner crisis... As it happens to many, in certain
moments of life, you feel inadequate, imprisoned, frightened and you struggle to find your own way. Well, music, family and willpower were the way out and yet, when you get out, you are not the same as you used to be. This album is an attempt to hunt and exorcise fears, problems, depression, unjustified euphoria, strange mind trip, joy, disappointments, moods and hidden desires, it is also what we might call the full artistic maturation of Thomas Guiducci.
The title of the album (Heart and black spider) represents metaphorically the fears of every human being (the spider), which often settle on creating a weight on the heart (sometimes a light weight, sometimes an unbearable one).
Each track on the album, as often happens, is the result of a moment, an emotion, a fear, a life experience.
The cover is black so that the drawing (by Thomas Guiducci as well) hits you powerfully, even causing discomfort. The record is fundamentally a blues album, not only from a “genre” point of view (the album actually winds through folk and blues with a few hints within the country and Irish tradition) but also because of the topics and the feelings described in it.