CILIO, LUCIANO - DELL' UNIVERSO ASSENTE (2LP)


soon in stock "The critically acclaimed "Dell'universo assente" has finally made available again in a stunning double LP and CD edition. The complete works composed by the legendary Neapolitan composer and musician are now digitally restored and include a striking piano recordings of some additional inedited pieces transcribed and played by the composer Girolamo De Simone, curator of the edition and acclaimed interpreter, who is also the main responsible for the rediscovery of the work of Luciano Cilio. Dell' Universo Assente, originally released by Die Schachtel in 2007 and sold out in a few months, represents a truly unique approach to music making where each instrument and each sound are given ample time and space to develop. For the recording sessions leading to this remarkable work Cilio took up a role as multi-instrumentalist, performing on piano, guitar, flute, bass and mandola, also joined by musicians coming from different experiences and areas, who supply strings, extra woodwind and percussion. Almost impossible to define, the all-acoustic music of Cilio occupies a space between the devotional music of Popol Vuh's Florian Fricke and the deep spiritual places of what would later be called holy minimalism (without any of the religious intents of the afore-mentioned references), with a surprising anticipation of the crystalline sparseness of pieces like "Fur Alina" by Arvo Part, and a feeling of intense suspension of time that can be associated to some of the most intimate compositions of Ligeti or Morton Feldman, yet maintaining a definite position outside the contemporary music of serial and academic inspiration." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | IT| 2013| DIE SCHACHTEL | 32.90


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