sabato 21 marzo 2015

Mutant Sounds reborn - The Italian posts of Mutant Sounds vol. 17 (N/Roberto Donnini/Oronzo De Filippi)

N - Hospital murders (2004). N. is the sick death industrial/noise project of one called Davide Tozzoli. No much infos on him, except that he is Italian. Musically he owes much to early MB sound, combined with Atrax Morgue noisy sick soundtracks. This release differs from all his others and it's possibly his best (well for me at least). No noise here. Just ambient soundscapes created by analog sources, creepy voices creating really morbid atmosphere of psychosis, disease and death. It could be perfect soundtrack for a giallo movie about a sick serial killer addicted to sexual murders in hospitals. The tape comes in vinyl box with two nice inserts and it's limited to 100 copies. The tape itself is white with "blood" splashes and Skeletone sticker on A side. Perfect deluxe packaging from Skeletone label! Highly recommended release!

Roberto Donnini - Tunedless (1980). Architect, visual artist and musician, Roberto Donnini has realized some great avantgarde LPs back in the 80s and 90s, pure droning soundscapes with a complex blending of a rich instrumentations played by an enviable cast of guest musicians (including Albert Mayr, Giancarlo Cardini, Donella Del Monaco, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Andrea Centazzo, Lino Capra Vaccina). This LP was released through Lynx label in 1980, as Galerie Schema edition, of course limited (I heard about 100 copies only). Tunedless is contemporary music for synthesiser and electric and acoustic instruments, composed by Roberto Donnini and performed by Roberto Donnini, Stefano Fiuzzi, Jaqueline Darby, Roberto Buoni, Aldo de Bono, Mino Vismara, Albert Mayr. It can be performed by any kind and number of instruments or voices. Only one instruments must play ad libitum the series with the last three or four notes (right) at random, but returning always to a flat. All other instruments and voices can be well tuned or fluctuate within a very small interval above and below the notes frequency of the instrument playng ad libitum: they can't play more then five notes of the series for each performance.

Oronzo De Filippi - Meccanizzazione (1969?). This fabulous Morricone-esque library rarity (issued on the Leo label) is plainly the template for the turn Stereolab would take circa Dots And Loops, its atmosphere of pointillistic op-art modernist cool enacted via percolating cadences, dancing patterned harpsichord hits, stray dissonances, elegantly odd organ elaborations and jaunty period orchestrations.

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