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These line-up changes granted extreme flexibility and brought in a sensible overall improvement. With this new lineup CANAAN started the recordings of a new album in august 2002, this time at Sound Factory studio and again with Max Moioli as engineer, and completed them in mid September. The following weeks were dedicated to post-production and graphic design; the final result was the album A CALLING TO WEAKNESS, that rapidly turned into the band's best seller (more than 6.000 copies so far) and according to many listeners their best album to date too.

2003 was a quiet year for the band, though during the last part of the year, Mauro and Nico set up a small recording-studio, with the perspective of a new album, whose recordings begun in early 2004. The recording process this time was pretty unusual. Rather than rehearsing the tracks then going into the studio to record them in a rush, the band took a different way, never rehearsing with the complete line-up. Basic songs structures were improvised with reduced line-ups (usually drums, 1 guitar and bass or keyboards) during a few sessions in February/March 2004. these improvisations were recorded, then completely de-constructed and re-assembled in various periods, with each member acting separately on them, adding and changing things over time. This process took a long time (actually several months), and led to a monster-amount of "puzzle-like" sound fragments. In April and May 2005 Mauro and Nico took all of these fragments, put them together and shaped them into the form of "songs". Vocals were then recorded (including the two vocal lines sung by COLLOQUIO's vocalist Gianni, taken at the band's own recording studio in June 2005), and final arrangements were done.The songs were then masterfully mixed by Alessio Camagni at Noise Factory Studio (a top-notch recording studio with extremely powerful outboard modules and a warm and rich analog mixer) during 8 days in July 2005. Once again, mastering and graphic design completed the process, and led to THE UNSAID WORDS. Perhaps the band's darkest album, THE UNSAID WORDS retained the very powerful sonic trademark of despair and desolation....