Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Giovanni Lami - Monumento Fiume [Kohlhaas 023 Promo]

Released via the Italian Kohlhaas label on March 3rd, 2k23 is "Monumento Fiume", the latest two tracks and roughly 25 minutes spanning mini-album conceived by composer x sound artist Giovanni Lami throughout his 2k21 artistic residency in Cotignola, an Italian municipality which not only funded Lami's extended stay but also was invlvd in the financial backing of this album to a certain degree. Seemingly based on Field Recordings and FoundSounds captured on magnetic tape the two pieces on this album provide an array of highly interesting rural and electro-acoustic soundscapes starting off with the radio bleeps and mechanical rhythm signatures of "M" which soon make way to most peaceful and naturalistic Ambient sequences as well as a busier closing part which seems to amalgamate both subaquatic sound processing and the movement of wooden logs whereas "F" pairs athmospheric Noize sequences of varying intensity with singular spatial percussion tones, sustained and melancholia inducing, Post-PostRock-leaning guitar minimalisms as well as an almost inaudible bass drone, captured street dialogues as well as a well astounding piece of Plunderphonics for a closing. Recommended.


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