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Artist: MUSCI, ROBERTO
Title: The Loa Of Music (The Complete Sessions)
Format: Double LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Roberto Muscis The Loa Of Music, originally released in 1984. The Loa Of Music is the debut recording project of Milanese composer and musician Roberto Musci, inspired by voodoo religion, Vever (the magical voodoo paintings), and Loas, the dark and magic spirits. The deep charm of non-western music led Musci to travel for many years across Africa, India, and Asia, studying rhythms, scales, performance, and interpretation of the most varied traditional and indigenous music. He made many field recordings and collected ethnic instruments that would then be combined with synthesizers and electronics in The Loa Of Music. Recorded in 1983, the project originally had 80 minutes of music, but only half was released on the original LP. For the first time, Soave have pressed the complete recording sessions from the original tapes of this phenomenally ambitious masterpiece that entirely refuses the well-trod path -- distilling a remarkable range of sonic reference and reality. A work of field recording, musique concrète, electronics, synthesis, and instrumentation, pulling from countless musics from across the globe, the result is nothing short of brilliant and stunningly beautiful. A near perfect work -- an egoless gesture, which rather than attempting to find consensus, offers every voice equity and cohabitation -- harnessing the history music, with all of its cultural diversity, as a vision for a more ideal future. Geographies and their sounds intertwine, while Muscis interventions and instrumentation thread a path. Ambiences ripple, sounds and voices converse in a vision of unity that may only exist within sonic realms. Unquestionably seminal, and one of the most important works to emerge from Italy in the last 50 years. Never before issued on vinyl since its original release, this will surely not to be around for long." - Soave.

Artist: PIO, GIUSTO
Title: Motore Immobile
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Giusto Pios Motore Immobile, originally released in 1979. One of the most striking documents of Italys minimalist movement, Giusto Pios Motore Immobile is a masterwork with few equivalents. Produced by Franco Battiato in 1979, at the outset of a long and fruitful period of collaboration between the two composers, and issued by the legendary Cramps Records, its triumphs were met by silence, before falling from view. Emerging on vinyl for the first time since its original pressing, Motore Immobile now sits within a reappraisal of a large neglected body of efforts made by the Italian avant-garde during the second half of the 1970s and early 80s. It is singular, but not alone. It resonates within a collective world of shimmering sound, one familiar to fans of Battiato, Lino Capra Vaccina, Luciano Cilio, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Francesco Messina, and Raul Lovisoni. An exercise in elegant restraint - note and resonance held to the most implicit need. Everything between root and embellishment has been stripped away. A sublime organ drone, against interventions of deceptively simple structural complexity - executed by piano, violin, and voice. A sonic sculpture reaching heights which few have touched. A thing of beauty and an album as perfect as they come. The reemergence of Motore Immobile heralds what is unquestionably one of the most important reissues of 2017." - Soave.

Artist: SINIGAGLIA, RICCARDO
Title: Riflessi
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Riccardo Sinigaglias Riflessi, originally released in 1986. Riccardo Sinigaglia, along with Gabin Dabire and Walter Maioli, was a part of Futuro Antico -- one of the most important collaborations to emerge from the 1970s and 80s Italian avant-garde. The project, whose name literally translates to "ancient future", joined traditional sounds and instrumental from around world, with electronic music -- the sonic past, present, and future as one. Recorded shortly after the collectives most prolific period and released in 1986, while more singular and more idiosyncratic, Sinigaglias Riflessi caries these very concerns at its core. Built from field recordings, collaged samples, synthesis, and unique instrumentations, and shifting from hypnotic rhythm to radical and displacing structures, Riflessi establishes a remarkable link between ancient and non-western musics and efforts emerging from studios like Groupe de Recherches Musicales. A work of staggering rhythm, texture, and beauty, Riflessi builds a world with almost no parallel -- imbuing electronic music with touch, tactility, and humanity, while sacrificing none of its challenges and intellectual heights. Rattling sonorous wonder, emerging for the first time on any format since its original pressing, before us is a historic moment -- a lost piece of the puzzle of the wondrous Italian avant-garde." - Soave.

Artist: STALTERI, ARTURO
Title: ...E il Pavone Parlo alla Luna
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Recorded in 1980 but only issued privately in 1987, Arturo Stàlteris ...e il pavone parlò alla Luna falls among the last artifacts of Italys great wave of musical minimalism. Like the movement to which it belongs, rigorously resistant to categorizations and definition, this overlooked marvel sculpts a startling singularity. A radical and democratic vision in sound, blending elements of new age, the avant-garde, and prog with Western and Indian classical musics. Highly talented pianist Arturo Stàlteri debuted in 1974 with Pierrot Lunaire, one of the most original and innovative groups of the Italian progressive scene. After the dissolution of the band he began an inspirational solo career with the prog opus Andrè Sulla Luna (1979); the following year a two-month trip to India left an important impression on him and inspired ...e il pavone parlò alla Luna, which stands as Stàlteris true masterwork. A complex and ambitious hybrid, built around organ and piano, with each passage struggling for creative autonomy and dislodging themselves from the whole, yet remaining as accessible as they are challenging, to all those willing to heed the call. Despite its repetitive rhythms and cyclical tones, bound to American minimalism, ...e il pavone parlò alla Lunas complex relationships and breadth of territory locate it as a distinctly European work, a wondrous late breath, and a seminal entry in Italys remarkable canon of avant-garde and minimalist music. A rippling oddity, not quite like anything else, reissued here on vinyl for the first time." - Soave.

Artist: VENOSTA, GIOVANNI
Title: Olympic Signals
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Giovanni Venostas 1984 debut album, released when the artist was only 23, is a committed, subversive parody of minimalism, and a truly original work. This is its first reissue. Recorded in Venostas living room with a four-track Tascam, this album reveals the young pianists profound need for expression, born out of his relationship with the sound of Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Penguin Café Orchestra, and Dollar Brand. The contribution of Roberto Musci results in more esoteric and mystical side of the record and marks the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration in which the arrangements of Venosta blend perfectly with the electronics and sound treatments by Musci. Forty-seven minutes of inspired Italian minimalism." - Soave.

Artist: VOSTELL, WOLF
Title: De-coll/age Musik
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Wolf Vostells debut Dé-coll/age Musik, originally released in 1982. A seminal figure in the history of 20th century avant-garde, yet sinfully overlooked, Wolf Vostell unleashed ideas - those running wild through his debut LP Dé-coll/age Musik - which remain a slap to the face, more than half a century after they were set into play. A founding member of fluxus, an early instigator of happenings, an innovator of video art, Vostell was equally one of the most radical and irreverent practitioners in sound that the world has ever known. First released in 1982, Dé-coll/age Musik draws from material dating between the late 1950s and early 80s - the results of Vostells application of décollage, the near perfect inversion of collage. Rather than gathered and assembled sounds, as with musique concrète, these are the result of subtractions from a former whole - the death of one, giving life to the next. Swelling from the past, Vostells efforts pull the rug from beneath the common history of structured sound. A singular body with no loyalty, producing shocking results. A grinding confrontation - an intoxicating immersion in sound - as brutal as it is ecstatic - an exercise in joy. Dé-coll/age Musik assembles the essence of a creative spirit which is rarely known. Each work as radical and fresh today as the moment it was made. Comes in a gatefold sleeve." - Soave.

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