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RICCI, VITO - I Was Crossing A Bridge

Music From Memory

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"On the leading edge of NYCs underground music scene, Vito Ricci produced only a handful of self-released cassettes and one LP between 1983 and 1985, with most of his work recorded for experimental theater and performance art pieces. Taking their label name from Riccis only LP, Music From Memory brings together a compilation of works by one of the unsung heroes of New Yorks downtown music scene. Starting out as a percussionist, Riccis early musical journey led him to improvised and experimental jazz; working alongside such luminary musicians as Rashied Ali, Byard Lancaster, Peter Zummo, and Yousef Yancey. He quickly became involved in the avant-garde scene with spoken word performances, film scores for independent movies, and even performances with punk bands at venues such as CBGBs and the Mudd Club, and his compositions drew on all of these influences while channeling them through his experiments with synthesizers and drum computers. Drawing comparisons with New Yorks downtown no-wave scene, Vitos compositions blend his unique use of intricate percussion with a wide sphere of musical influences to create a world of hypnotizing ambient, meditative minimal-synth, dubbed-out electronic funk, and even left-field boogie. With most of Vito Riccis music remaining previously unreleased, the compilation I Was Crossing A Bridge unveils Riccis unique and visionary take on electronic music." - Music From Memory.
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