Music Reviews

Artist: Lucio Morandi (@)
Title: Academy Of Secrets
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Humanhood Recordings (@)
Rated: *****
Lucio Morandi sounds like a new name in the experimental music genre but this recording was made in 1991 as an alias of a prolific sound artist more commonly known as Minóy. Stanley Keith Bowsza passed in 2010, before this, in his time releasing material he released many tapes under his own label Minóy Cassetteworks and many other well-known labels of the late 80's and early 90's.

After his death, a lot of the material that was unreleased was handed over to Phillip Klingler, who may be better known as the recording artist PBK. The material from this digital release was found in one of the boxes and remastered by PBK in 2017.

The release is titled Academy Of Secrets and is broken down into the following parts.

Tracks 1-4 History Is Constructed Through Reproduction. What Is Unreproducible Is Unknown:

This part of the release contains what could be a soundtrack to a Horror or Sci-fi film or TV show from the late 80's or early 90's. Orchestral sounds with some digital effects and some excellent dreamy ambient interludes. This music could easily have been used in more recent shows like Stranger Things or some of the recent 80's inspired movies like The Void.

Tracks 5-9 Giovanni Della Porta And The Hidden Laws Of Nature (Independent Of The Laws Of God).

On this part of the release, a similar but much more menacing noisy theme is apparent through out tracks 5 through 7. Track 8 begins noisy and ends in much more chill ambient / orchestral environment. Track 9 continues where 8 left off and finishes up the release nicely.

Minóy is one of those artists who has a large catalog and was very well established as an excellent musician in the field. With the project Lucio Morandi he has shifted things a little bit into a more orchestral approach. This release is an excellent introduction to the project and I hope that PBK has more releases hidden in his box of tricks.

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