ANDREA MARUTTI . CLAUDIO GIORDANI - Impressioni Organizzate di Ansie Liquide . CD
CD ltd. 200 copies
Andrea Marutti and Carlo Giordani met in 2005, at a time when Andrea was in the midst of his musical activities and firmly at the helm of Afe Records, and Carlo was fully busy building an impressively large library of sounds through his interest in field-recordings, and also taking part in the discussions and activities of various groups dedicated to the art of phonography on the web. Mutually interested in each other's work, they didn't miss the chance to keep in touch, and began a dense series of exchanges, sharing ideas and recordings, but without trying their hands in a 'real' collaboration.
The first opportunity to work together on a project finally occurred in 2011, when Massimo Indellicati of Ambiente H invited them to provide a soundtrack to accompany a series of experimental movies that he was developing, whose main theme was "water". That was the input which, over the years, again to satisfy Massimo's need for a soundtrack to his many projects - including the installation "Aquology - Oceano interiore" - led to the creation of a series of long pieces that were collected under the title "Impressioni Organizzate di Ansie Liquide" ("Organized Impressions of Liquid Anxieties").
In 2019 the five parts of this fruitful collaboration between Marutti and Giordani were given their final form and mastered. "Part I" was released in February 2020 on Belgian label Taâlem as one of the latest entries in their ever-expanding series of 3" discs. "Part II" and "Part III" are now released as a CD on St.an.da. for the first time. Agreements are currently being taken to release the shorter "Part IV" and "Part V" on vinyl in 2021.
On this release, the vast array of analogue / digital synthesizers and other electronic devices handled by Marutti is perfectly matched to Giordani's field recordings and tapes, giving life to a totally immersive environment in which the listener can only get lost, handing out moments of considerable tension, but also sudden flashes of light and calm mesmerizing passages. Both the tracks on offer feature incredible recordings taken by Giordani during a five days expedition in the restricted areas of the dams of Venerocolo and Pantano dell'Avio Lakes in the Brescia district, Italy, which are effectively used in combination with sampled and electronic sounds to create an 'augmented Musique Concrète' that touches Dark ambient territories, often in slow motion but with sudden changes of scenery that abruptly turn the table, creating great suggestive effects.
"Impressioni Organizzate di Ansie Liquide" is presented on a glass-mastered CD limited to 200 copies which is housed in a deluxe six panel digipack with black finish, and features pictures by Stefano Gentile.
Andrea Marutti: synthesizers, samples, treatments, mixing, mastering
Carlo Giordani: field-recordings, tapes, treatments, mixing