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.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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