TASADAY : IMPLOSIONE TRA LE PIEGHE DELL’ANIMA (SILENTES MINIMAL EDITION SME1036/CD)
A sensational CD release of an awesome tape (originally published by MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION) that includes live tracks recorded between 1983/1984 and comes in a completely remastered edition. Tasaday are a “cult” band active since the early Eighties. Born from the merging of Die Form and Nulla Iperreale, they are probably the most eclectic and groundbreaking representative of an Italian experimental scene that used to blend elements of rock, noise, experimental and industrial music with great courage and originality. An audio document of exceptional value, this longly waited reprint of live material is also the most direct and remarkable evidence of the work of this unforgettable – and still alive and kicking- band.
VARIOUS ARTISTS : EKHNATHON (SILENTES MINIMAL EDITION SME1037/CD)
This compilation, originally released in 1984 as a vinyl LP by MULTIPLE CONFIGURATION in collaboration with the legendary ADN label, is finally available again in a completely remastered CD version. “Ekhnaton” collects tracks recorded by the most daring and remarkable bands that were active in the experimental Italian scene during those years. “Simple Italian Research Vol. 1” was (and still is) the subtitle of an album that includes two tracks from each of the following bands: Maze 1066, Tasaday (whose “Implosione tra le pieghe dell’anima” has recently been reissued by Silentes), Evitaxal – an alias for Roberto Marinelli, also active as Laxative Souls – and the more well-known and active TAC (TOMOGRAFIA ASSIALE COMPUTERIZZATA). Through a valuable and accurate restoration, we’re glad to make available again an unmissable view on the first intuitions and the experimental methodologies that shaped their times, leaving a permanent mark – in Italy and abroad – on the following generations.
LASIK SURGERY : CYCLO (SILENTES MINIMAL EDITION SME1039/CD+DVD)
Tense electronic plots, calm ambiental stasis, inserts of sharp and harsh metallic sonorities, distorsions, filaments of subliminal melodies, masses of dark and penetrating low frequency drones. The journey of Lasik Surgery starts with a whirlwind of atmospheres and perpetually prismatic sonorities that have a big impact on the listener. This project was born from the minds of Pierpaolo Zoppo/Mauthausen Orchestra, the memorable noise-power electronic author who firmly came back to the fore in the recent years, and Gianluca Favaron, a skilled master controller and sound assembler with a long experience, already active under other aliases (Ab’she, Under the Snow, Metal Music Machine). The first exciting chapter of Lasik Surgery – a name that will surprise us again in the future for sure – comes with a free DVD that includes two videclips created by ENRICO BRESSAN.
The final chapter for this project run by Gianluca Becuzzi well know for his old dark wave project LIMBO but also for his solo works and collaborations with Fabio Orsi. FINAL ARCHIVES is a sort of collection of rare tracks recorded from 1999 to 2006 totally reworked and remastered in 2009.
From booklet notes:
ABSOLUTE GREY is the title that Kinetix gave at his graphic artwork selection exhibited with an ambient post-scoring specifically composed for the expositive space. The exhibition is made of ten grey scale serigraphies on white forex scheets (1 meter x 1 meter) and a composition of 20 minutes played through two lour speakers and one woofer covered with grey powder on top of a white cube. Absolute Grey is been presented at the sound art festival PX2_Piombino_eXperimenta_2006.
RW MATERIALS is a collection of seven short tracks from the early Kinetix production. Noise gestaltmusic. A multidimensional concept created with sound layers and ambient concretism. These tracks help to the listener to understand the start point of the Kinetix sound research.
RESOUNDING SULPTURES is based on the concept of “composition for blocks of sound” made in 50’s and 60’s by Iannis Xenakis. For this reason traditional compositional criteria (harmonic-melodic / rhythmic-metric) will replace the various criteria of plastic / spatial forms. Part of the sound sources used for Resounding Sculptures were extracted from the works of Iannis Xenakis to whom this composition is dedicated.
Aidons La Norvege from Perugia, Italy, were formed in 1982; they showcased a typical dark wave style with Italian lyrics. They recorded an unforgettable 12″ entitled “La Sfida” (“The Challenge”, originally released by SPITTLE Records). Along with the aforementioned EP the band had significant live experiences, in Italy and abroad, recorded several demotapes and participated to various compilations (including the tape “The Fifth Column”, released by French label Wallenberg and including contributes by DEATH IN JUNE, 23 SKIDOO and others. Aidons La Norvege quitted in 1988 playing only a few more occasional concerts. The CD release “Ostaggi” includes the four tracks that appeared on the “La sfida” 12″, along with a selection of recordings from the same years that were only included on some promotional demotapes – and therefore substantially unreleased – for a total playing time of about 50 minutes of refined music to be remembered or rediscovered, also because the band have recently regrouped for some concert and is active again.
VON is interested in the intersection of the visual and sound arts