Morta, “dead nature” or “still life”. This album can be understood as a
powerful study of the minute details of the art of electro-acoustic
composition, as much as the Renaissance “nature morte” were a masterful
display of the artist’s skill in portraying the glow of a ripe fruit, or
capturing the light beaming on a vacant chair.
Six tracks, to be
listened to as two long explorations in the art of variation and
repetition. Layers of drums and percussions intertwine with synth waves
making the portrait come to life, detail after detail, until a complex
figure emerges from the white canvas. The constant, unsteady sounds,
wavering noise, swirling cymbals, and distant feedback gently pull the
listener into the picture, letting them enjoy every detail of this
beautifully staged compositions.
Recorded at EMS studio,
Stockholm, ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin,
this album mixes influences from both Italian minimalism and the
electro-acoustic contemporary scene. Somewhere in between the
electronics of Keith Fullerton Whitman, the percussive repetitions of
Jon Mueller, and the atmospheric sensibility of Pan-American.