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ALEX PUDDU - REGISTRAZIONE AL BUIO label:SCHEMA EASY (SCEB-911)

 

 

Tracklist

1. Il canto delle orchidee
2. Il seme della violenza
3. Il deserto sotto la pelle
4. Alta tensione 3am
5. Mirror madness
6. Incontri nel parco
7. Anna il desiderio chiuso nella stanza
8. Angeli della morte
9. Magia nera, rituali inferno ad Haiti
10. Nuove sezioni ritmiche
11. La paura è una lama di ghiaccio
12. L'occhio nella parete
13. Mother's milk
14. Il mare dietro la porta BONUS TRACK

This album is an amazing journey into the world of soundtracks
and library music of the 70s. In French they would call it “Music
pour l’image” and this term gives you the exact idea of the
deeply evocative potential of this sequence of notes does have.
“Registrazioni al Buio” is indeed a fresh and charming recording
by a talented musician and gifted producer who brings new life
to old sounds by restyling, merging, and mixing old and new
musical intuitions. The result is somehow familiar if you loved the
works of Lesiman, Bacalov, Pisano or the infinite genius of the
maestro Morricone and his old time friend Alessandroni, but at
the same time it sounds new, with echoes of ’No wave‘ intuitions
à la Lounge Lizard.
There is no fine sampling job here. Everything is perfectly
revived by combining vintage instruments and great knowledge
of sound recording.
From the delicate opening theme of “Il Canto delle Orchidee”
you are thrown into a swirl of emotions, some of whom are dark
and tensive, while others are very introspective and sensual.
A true gold mine of musical gems, the album contains wonders
like the mysterious enviromental sounds used to create a
particular gothic pathos (check out “Mother’s Milk”) or an
amazing spaced out trumpet.
With no doubt you will immediately recognize the voice of Edda
Dell’Orso, the famous singer especially known for her
collaboration with Ennio Morricone, who enriched a few tracks
with her unique wordless singing.
As in a movie by Quentin Tarantino, where the lesson from the
past is totally assimilated and reworked, but you still might be
able to tell ‘what it is and where it came from’, this album is an
original hommage to a ravishing musical past.
A perfect blend of the love and knowledge of the fine
connaisseur and original experimentation.
An album to file alongside those old classic soundtrack
masterpieces that still sound fresh and inspiring after so many
years.

Personnel:
Alex Puddu • drums, bass, acoustic and
electric guitar, organ, synthesizer,
zither, bongos, percussion, jaw harp,
electric piano, hapsichord
Edda Dell'Orso • voice
Massimo Fiorentino • electric piano,
organ
Hendrik Jøgensen • trumpets
Morten Grønvad • vibraphone
Simone Daclon • piano
Jesper Løvdal • saxophone
Loris Manca, Nikolaj Borries and Thyge
Nielsen • choir
Luciano Cantone • Drums
Recorded in Copenhagen and at the
Blue Spirit Recording Studio in Milan
between november 2011 and november
2012.
Mixed by Marco Olivi and Davide Rosa.
Assistants mixer: Federico Dascola and
Francesco Borrelli.