This delectable assortment of tracks from Italian sound artist/musician Andrea Borghi is a textural feast for the ears.
Originally intended to be released on cassette, the work is also a tribute to composition methods used in electronic tape music of the 1960s. Every track is processed in real-time by a patch built in the Max application and is based on cut-up, sovraposition, sound stretching, loop, echo and feedback.
O1 - Previously created for [dia•foria n°1, march 2011
04 - Excerpt from live recording taken on July 4th 2009 during Entertainment (Intrattenimento) Omaggio a D. F. Wallace installation.
at La Versiliana, Pietrasanta (Lucca, Italy)
"It's quite restrained throughout and never does anything overly obtuse or eccentric. Instead it maintains it's pace and it's aura throughout to create something quite immersive and nicely unsettling."
- Wonderful Wooden Reasons
"...Musica per Nastro (Tape Music) seems to be to be almost modern-day mood music; kinetic new age sounds for stressed-out automatons or a robotic Reiki soundtrack bereft of the irrelevance of nature sounds or bells. And its editing certainly lets you know when your session is over. At least, it’s the kind of music I’d rather be listening to while being soothed and smoothed by alternative therapy any day of the week. And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued as to where Andrea Borghi is going to go next." - The Sound Projector
released 25 October 2012
Andrea Borghi: electric bass, microphones, computer, effects, samples and field recordings.
visual design by Andrea Borghi