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Artist: ARCHETTI, LUIGI
Title: Null I-VII
Format: 7 CD Box
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
"Epic in scale, static, timbre, and stillness, Null is a vast and profound musical project that Luigi Archetti has been pursuing over a long period. His musical research is not about "null" (the German word for "zero") as a mathematical object, as a real number. Instead, the term "null" is used here as a metaphor to describe a state of pausing and anticipatory waiting. The music of Null is characterized by static sounds, drones, and their overlapping and layering. The sound surfaces turn into acoustic "sluggish material" which flows slowly through time and gradually transforms itself. It is a constant gliding, a constant mutation of sound structures. Attempts to discover clearly defined melodies, rhythmically ordered structures, or even beats are to no avail. A universe of sound particles diffuses in the foreground of the musical atmosphere, whereby the sounds do not provide any reference whatsoever to a possible location. All the sounds in Null are sourced from e-guitars, which are in part extensively defamiliarized through digitalization and thereby redefined. The e-guitars (frequently in scordatura tuning) are used to this end as suppliers of sound. The acoustic sedimentation of the diverse sounds and sound structures results in a dense and filigreed sound fabric which develops a pull-effect on the listeners. It is an invitation to travel in uncharted regions, a hypnotically captivating journey through timeless and minimal acoustic events. Null I-VII, presented in a special CD slipcase box, collects all seven CDs also released as Null (ZEITC 003CD, 2010), Null II/Null III (ZEITC 009CD, 2012), and Null IV-VII (ZEITC 018-19CD, 2015)." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: ARCHETTI, LUIGI
Title: Null II/Null III
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Null II and Null III are the second and third part of Italian/Swiss composer Luigi Archettis massive electronic work on the theme of "nothing" ("Null"), whose first part saw the light with the 2010 Die Schachtel "Null" edition in the ZeitComposers series (ZEITC 003CD). Within these pieces, Archettis thick sound-drones border on the edge of tonality as their many layers develop with a sort of "geological" pace. The work is in fact intended as musical research on the "interior" of sound, obtained by large masses of sound punctuated by seemingly minimalistic details. The mastery of Luigi Archetti conducts the listener deeply inside the musical event, while at the same time introducing a model, just like the traces of a gold seam in rocks, which the listener can follow and frequently re-encounter over the 140 minutes in which the music unfolds. The result is a trance-inducing sense of slow-motion and even stillness, alternating with subtle changes often obtained only by tiny, almost "invisible" variables. Null is a vast and profound place where perception is confronted with a stream of slow-developing, sometime "still" sound. Null II and Null III will certainly appeal to fans of Eliane Radigue, Thomas Köner and long and sustained drone electronic music in general." -Die Shcachtel.

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