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 Posted by Eugenio Maggi (@)   Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Glitch / Noise / Field Recording
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Aug 24 2007
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Title: Gravescapes
Format: 3" MiniCD
Label: AFE Records
Rated: *****
This has been out for a while, but my review pile is paved with good intentions, just like the road to hell. This 3" ep marked the comeback (not a "return to the public arena", but well) for Logoplasm (Laura Lovreglio and Paolo Ippoliti) after a long hiatus and the collapse of their S'Agita imprint; meanwhile, they've finally released a new full-length on AFE and its counterpart on the netlabel ctrl+alt+canc. Hooray! "Gravescapes" is a 2003 collaborative work with Anofele/Adriano Scerna (also in Kar), and is the result of location recordings made in a tunnel, under an abandoned graveyard in a wood (!). Oddly enough, while Anofele mostly arranges and layers "pure" field recordings, Logoplasm offer a droning and reverberating ambient track where the natural sources are almost buried (no pun intended). What I probably liked best was the un-treated track 2, full of interesting crackles and concrète chaos. As a whole, it's a nice ep but not one of those engulfing experiences I expect from Logoplasm.