LUCA SIGURTÀ: Bliss (Fratto9 Under The Sky Records)

themilkman on May 21st 2012 01:32 am

Luca Sigurtà: Bliss

Fratto9 Under The Sky Records 2012
05 Tracks. 42mins19secs

Bliss is an all too elusive feeling; one which conjures both ideas of extreme spiritual peace and of intense yet controlled happiness, and which often requires to be honed to be reached. It is anything but owed or deserved, it is attained. Bliss is exactly what Italian sound artist Luca Sigurtà is aiming at with his new album, his first for Fratto9, and whilst the industrial setting featured on the cover of his album may hint at everything but bliss, the music offers a very different perspective.

Recorded between 2010 and 2011, Bliss follows releases on Afe, Creative Sources, Tulip or Fragments. Articulated around five untitled pieces, all clocking between six and a half and ten minutes, the album is a slow and stern soundtrack. Continue Reading »

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ANDREA MARUTTI/FAUSTO BALBO: Detrimental Dialogue (AFE Records/Boring Machines/Fratto9 Under The Sky)

themilkman on Nov 9th 2010 01:35 am

Andrea Marutti/Fausto Balbo: Detrimental Dialogue

Detrimental Dialogue
AFE Records/Boring Machines/Fratto9 Under The Sky 2010
04 Tracks. 48mins11secs

It could be a decaying sound source which opens Detrimental Dialogue, and in a way, it is, except that instead of progressing, this is a regressive process which takes place during the first four minutes of this album’s opening track, as pieces of sonic dust progressively gather in increasingly more coherent electronic clusters. This is only the beginning of a recurring process during which compositions slowly break down into almost insubstantial fragments and regenerate into entirely new structures. All the way through Detrimental Dialogue, Andrea Marutti and Fausto Balbo take electronic synthesis from extremely granular to concrete universal level and back. Continue Reading »

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