“Lanificio Leo” reviewed by Rumore

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Vitale e ingegnoso, il disco parla la lingua ritmica delle macchine. Novellino e Rosi ne ascoltano e registrano la voce, dediti a magnificare i suoni prodotti in questo antico stabilimento tessile nei presso di Catanzaro. Trattasi di field recordings: puri e semplici nella prima parte (testimonianza audiofila e timbrica da manuale), re-inventati in chiusura. Magnifico e intelligente, il tutto. Daniele Ferriero

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“Ma·Org Pa·Git” reviewed by Neural

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There aren’t many cases in which a musical instrument is imbued with the characteristics of architecture and environment in addition to sound production. The organ is essentially a tool of location and has a special connection to liturgical music. It was described as the king of musical instruments by Pope Benedict XVI at the unveiling of the new organ at the Alte Kapelle in Regensburg in 2006. Alexander Rishaug, has developed two long-form pieces for the particular acoustics and mechanics of the organ at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Rotterdam — compositions that vibrate with hiss, overtones and feedback from an old tube amp and electric guitar. A comfortable and stylistically consistent release for the Norwegian experimenter, especially int he articulation of its hypnotic and haunting structures. Aurelio Cianciotta

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Futurónica 145

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Episode 145 of Futurónica, a broadcast in Rádio Manobras (91.5 MHz in Porto, 18h30) and Rádio Zero (21h GMT, repeating on Tuesday at 01h) airs tomorrow, July 24th.

The playlist of Futurónica 145 is:

  1. André Gonçalves, Música Eterna (2015, Música Eterna)

You can follow Rádio Zero’s broadcasts at radiozero.pt/ouvir and Rádio Manobras at radiomanobras.pt.

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“Unfurling Streams” reviewed by Chain DLK

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“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) /its always ourselves we find in the sea”. These well-known lines that close E.E.Cummings’s poem “maggy an milly and molly and may” already inspired many artists with a love for one of the most beautiful nature’s contribution to our planet that the American poet described as “marvelous from god’s/hands which sent her forth/to sleep upon the world” in another famous poem. Professor Monty Adkins seems to join this crew by this placid release, whose title “Unfurling Streams” describe both the sonorities you’re going to listen and its concept: the entrancing frequencies that Monty unstringed from instruments by a wise sound processing, the undertow of reversed recording of some of them, the bubbling percussions he made together with Jonny Axelsson that got inserted in the textures of the six untitled streams as well as some organic entities that resurfaces from the depths of these streams render both the cleansing effect of the vision onthe edge of the sea and the matching between underwater and marine streams and inner flows, where doldrums and storms, quiet and disquieting moments, coming up and sedations of memories flip between the streaming of slipped sounds, where streams, according to the words which introduce the release, reflect “life – something continually flowing, evolving, and changing. Eddies, currents, pools and spray also are suggestive of ways in which the stream makes its way through the landscape and are clearly reflected in the images and sounds created for this project”. Some moments of the album are so peaceful that unattentive listeners cannot catch some hidden trasures, as there are just some moments (the fifth and the third streams) where music imposes itself to listener’s attention. The limited edition box set included a set of images by Stephen Harvey, whose connection with Monty Adkins’ release got explained as follows: “In Unfurling Streams I have created a set of images that respond to the concept and essence of the music. The openness of this approach, and a deep mutual appreciation of each others’ work, allowed me the latitude to develop a unique creative situation where internal, fragmented visual concepts and external situations or circumstances converged. The images produced for this project would not have been made without that influence… to investigate detail and particularity and make it the essence of the work.”. Vito Camarretta

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Futurónica 144

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Episode 144 of Futurónica, a broadcast in Rádio Manobras (91.5 MHz in Porto, 18h30) and Rádio Zero (21h GMT, repeating on Tuesday at 01h) airs tomorrow, July 10th.

The playlist of Futurónica 143 is:

  1. Stephan Mathieu, Remain (2011, Remain, Line)

You can follow Rádio Zero’s broadcasts at radiozero.pt/ouvir and Rádio Manobras at radiomanobras.pt.

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