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Artist: ANDREONI, PIER LUIGI/FRANCESCO PALADINO
Title: Aeolyca
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Soave present a reissue of Aeolyca, Pier Luigi Andreoni and Francesco Paladinos collaboration originally released on cassette in 1989. Peter Sarram on the release: "Wriggling away from any clear classification, as 80s Italian new music was wont to do, yet clearly drawing on a number of traditions and procedures, Andreoni and Paladinos Aeolyca project stands on its own as it intersects the two musicians already well-established partnership in A.T.R.O.X. and The Doubling Riders among other settings with the sounds generated by Mario Cicciolis Aeolian sculptures. Neither aiming for the organic purity of Harry Bertoias Sonambient recordings or the complex constructions of Mario Bertoncinis works with Aeolian harps, Aeolyca walks a line of resistance in refusing to get with any program. The music that was produced in Andreoni and Paladinos interaction with the recordings extracted by Emiliano Licastro from Cicciolis sculptures is one that breaks the boundaries between the sound and musical sources. The work is divided between the quick pop timings of the "Rain On The Bells", "Sunday Clothes For Brass Bands" and "The Peruvian Club" and the longer eponymous structured compositions that bookend the record each track characterized by a dominant sonority inspired by specific iterations of globalized musics. Ultimately, though, notwithstanding their individual structural and sound diversities, the project is indebted to the sampler, the ultimate absorber, the sound source that takes up the most musical space and the possibilities of eroding sources and styles that it imposes. Further, to indicatively attest the historical context from which it emerges, the 1980s as they came to a close, Aeolyca was originally released on cassette, that decades foremost format, agile, immediate, economical and for a US label (Violet Glass Oracle). This is music that has digested many of the periods instinctive gestures. It exists as a satellite, incapable and unwilling to articulate antecedents and to nurture descendants. This is a unique work in Andreoni and Paladinos well-documented activity, individually, in duo, and in their eclectic collaborations with the likes of Roger Eno and Riccardo Sinigaglia. Like the Time Zones Festival from which this project got its start Aeolyca is what you find on the "path of possible musics."" - Soave.

Artist: ELECTRONIC MODULAR ORCHESTRA
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Electronic Modular Orchestra: from Neil Young to Stravinsky. Curiosity is the element that allowed the birth of this project. Gabriele Bombardini, Nicola Peruch, Matteo Scaioli, and Max Vicinelli are musicians who have decades of experience in all fields of music. The desire to combine seemingly distant sounds such as the use of old analog synthesizers, a pedal steel that recalls the American folk tradition, and the modular synthesis that leads back to the so-called concrete musical research, was the challenge to face. Freedom of expression, contemporary quotations, improvisation, Stravinsky, Bartok, Reich, psychedelic rock, jazz, all that is musical emotion is taken as a stimulus for this research. - Soave.

"Sound is made from the same matter of dreams that, as the sun rises, evaporate and leave a feeling of uncertainty. Just as when in proximity of a secret that will not be completely solved and wont allow you to retrace the succession of emotions that brought you to it. Instead we must learn to hold on to them, cultivate them, be able to understand and recognize them. To trust them. Sound, its colour, the essence of its tone, the vibrations that it leaves in the air. None of these can be described in words: the necessity to physically listen is ineffable. We can write a melody, a rhythm, a harmonically complex structure, an arrangement... But never the colour and taste of sound. In Electronic Modular Orchestras music you will find certain harmonies, melodies, rhythms, sounds and layerings of every kind. All of these spring from the sound that gives it life and most profound meaning. It is for this reason that listening to this work requires an intimate complicity from the listener to be able to appreciate the essence of the tale that the artists wished to create. Perceiving the voice even before form and other structural and musical elements that we are accustomed to recognize. There is no use to dwell on single tracks. Everyone will find his own personal vision and the road to their own emotions. The influences of this music are numerous: precise and restless geometries, celestial shades, the metaphysical, chaos, energetic sounds, cutting sounds, unpredictability and scrape. Listen to this disk on a good sound system, so not to frustrate the musicians intent. Take the necessary time to listen, and re-listen." - Franco Ranieri.

Artist: MAZZA, ROBERTO
Title: Scoprire Le Orme
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Roberto Mazzas Scoprire Le Orme, originally released on cassette in 1991. Mysterious, charming, and wavering, Scoprire Le Orme ("Discover The Footsteps") represents a unique musical experience; a kind of minimal folk with far Eastern baroque influences. The work is a living entity, yet with a calm atmosphere interweaved with tension -- the tradition here being redefined and transfigured in a very personal way with a touch of esotericism. Roberto Mazza (formerly a member of Telaio Magnetico, along with Franco Battiato, Lino "Capra" Vaccina, and Juri Camisasca) has since the early seventies devoted himself to the study of both British and Scottish traditional music, with closer attention to the Hebrides archipelago. This work, originally published only on audiotape, has been recorded in complete autonomy with Mazza himself playing the compositions and utilizing instruments such as oboe, Bardic harp, and synthesizers." - Soave.

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: MUSCI, ROBERTO/GIOVANNI VENOSTA
Title: Urban And Tribal Portraits
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Soave present a reissue of Urban And Tribal Portraits, Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venostas 1988 release. New cover art features Sven Hedkins photograph of early 20th century Tibetan death masks. Peter Sarram on the release: "While a number of the recordings that comprise this particular work have been (relatively) available -- through a ReR anthology that also included tracks from the other Musci/Venosta collaboration, Water Messages On Desert Sand (1987) as well as some integrated in the Music From Memory compilation, Tower Of Silence (MFM 014LP, 2016), released under Muscis name only this is indeed the first time one can listen to this fundamental work as it was meant to be heard. . . . Urban And Tribal Portraits reaffirms the idea of postmodern pastiche as a multimedia multisensory experience and sound as an ecosystem that is both aleatory and concrete, ephemeral and durable. In these binary paradoxes, a radical notion of the nature of collaboration, that is both chance induced and conversely conceptually worked out, is also established. . . . Urban And Tribal Portraits re-politicizes the notion of pastiche, engaging as it does in a kind of eco-practice, turning the process rather than the musical object into the poetic focus of the work. . . . Like much Italian experimental music from that magical decade of the 80s this is not your dads fourth world music, with all of its ambiguous aestheticism of "unifying" some not so well-defined primitivism of "world ethnic styles" with the futuristic sounds of whatever "advanced electronic techniques" were the platter du jour. In this sound the 8-bits of the E-Mu Emax is as primitive as the Jews Harp while the electronically treated Pygmy chants turn out to be as futuristic as the multi-timbral capacities of the OB-8. From the funk ostinatos of "El Lamento De Los Ayatollah" where Venosta showcases his straight piano playing to the rarefied queer guitar arpeggios in "Tamatave", the peaceful ripples in "Dialogue Between A Dreamer And Others", the playfulness of "Starfish & Kangaroos" or the post-punkish This Heat/Cabaret Voltaire aggression in "The Fear Of A Soldier" this is destabilization as praxis, a shifting of the ground. . . . A DIY bricolage: a de-structuring of everyday sound objects towards new uses fed by local eco-situated experiences, transformative of performance and listening. Surrealist "musicking" indeed." - Soave.
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Artist: O.A.S.I.
Title: Il Cavaliere Azzurro
Format: LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $35.00
"Soave present a reissue of O.A.S.I.s Il Cavaliere Azzurro, originally released in 1986. One of the many characteristics of Italian avant-garde theater, from the seventies through the eighties, was the overlap of acting with the physicality of movement -- reality with fiction and the stage with real life; it was a new poetic language for a multimedia representation. In this new language, the music composed for the stage was an active part of the performances, and the soundtrack from 1985s Il Cavaliere Azzurro is one of its most significant examples. The musical project of the working group O.A.S.I. (Paolo Modugno, Massimo Terracini, Gino Castaldo, and Ermano Ghisio Erba) blended industrial experimentation, ambient and concrete, with a strong ethnic element, both vocally and performed, then recorded and manipulated with the aid of tape recorders and samplers. This was a work that identified a historical moment of fervid experimentation and inspiration, and though intended to be played during a theatrical performance, vividly stands out without the visual accompaniment. Personnel: Paolo Modugno - Acoustic and electric guitar, sanza, bendir, tapes, sampler; Massimo Terracini - piano, sampler, tapes; Gino Castaldo - tapes, samplers; Ermanno Ghisio Erba - drums, percussions." - 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: POPOLI/MARCO DALPANE, TIZIANO
Title: Scorie
Format: LP/CD
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Soave present an official reissue of Scorie, Tiziano Popoli and Marco Dalpanes minimal wonder from 1985. Long coveted and hunted by collectors, Scoriefalls among the strange and definition resistant artifacts of Italys remarkable avant-garde music scene of the 70s and 80s. An emblem of sonic diversity rendered through electronic sound, distilling a daunting number of traditions and ideas, while sculpting its own world of creative singularity, standing apart from the rest. While a great many of Italys avant-garde and experimental music practitioners began within the spectrums of popular music, slowly pushing into more explicitly ambitious and challenging realms as the years wore on, Tiziano Popoli and Marco Dalpane represent a change in the directional tide. Scorie is a part of movement toward, and the incorporation of, popular forms within avant-garde music which swept across the globe during the 1980s. As challenging and uncomfortable as it is seductive and inviting, Scorie weaves a world without boundary, of collision and harmony. A vision of possible futures, rendered in its present day. A melodic realm, almost entirely constructed through the use of synthesizers, with subtle interventions of electronic rhythm generators, bridging the metronomic territories explored by Terry Riley and Steve Reich and the drifting harmonics of new age, with the moodiness of new wave and the adventurous spirit of the avant-garde. Comes on color vinyl; Includes insert and CD." - 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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