Riccardo Sinigaglia ‘Riflessi’

01 Riflessi (09:30)
02 Sezioni (08:25)
03 Silab (01:20)
04 Attraverso (18:50)
Total time:
LP released 1985 on Auf Dem Nil (ADN Tapes)

An album of electroacoustic music by italian composer Riccardo Sinigaglia, whose take on the genre was more open to extra european influences than contemporaries, and prone to include natural sounds, African elements, or even plain ambient music in his compositions. A composer in the middle of many crossroads, not easily pigeonholed, hence not easily marketable. It takes several listenings to fully appreciate the subtlety and refinement of the mix. The album has a fine balance between field recordings, acoustic instruments and electronics sounds from a DX7 and drum machine. Some ethnic synth percussion reminds John Hassell’s Fourth World music or even Lou Harrisson-like microtonal chord progressions. I guess Sinigaglia was trying to let some un-dogmatic fresh air in the electroacoustic studio – like Luc Ferrari did at the same time. Don’t miss the last 10 mns of ‘Attraverso’ on side B, the most enchanting and refined music I have heard in a long time. More info on Sinigaglia can be found in a previous post. More pictures here.


6 Responses to “Riccardo Sinigaglia ‘Riflessi’”

  1. 1 vespucci May 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Monsieur Continuo,

    as you already offerered some ADN stuff in the past – do you have by any chance “Pascal Comelade & Bel Canto Orchestra – Milano Enarmonisto” (http://www.discogs.com/release/405344) or any other of Comelade’s early releases like ie. Tago Mago’s “Logique Du Sens”…?

    I admit I’m just a die-hard fan of this guy. ;-)

  2. 2 continuo May 7, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Well, I don’t have any of these, but I plan to buy them in the near future. If ‘Milano Enarmonisto’ isn’t available as a CD I could consider posting it some day.

  3. 3 vespucci May 7, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    The early releases by Comelade sell for fancy prices (if one can find them anyway), and even the later releases by Comelade are difficult to come by. No, “Milano Enarmonisto” was never rereleased. Don’t know if it is a good record but I would like to listen to it sometimes. ;-)

  4. 4 gamilan May 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I’d also love to listen those Pascal Comelade’s records… No CD available at this time, AFAIK…

    Btw., Riflessi is probably from 1985.

  5. 5 continuo May 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks for the release date info, Gamilan. I will definitely try to comply to your Comelade request.

  6. 6 sergio February 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for this lp

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