01 Riflessi (09:30)
02 Sezioni (08:25)
03 Silab (01:20)
04 Attraverso (18:50)
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.