Mai Mai Mai Vinyl, CD & tapes by Mai Mai Mai at Norman Records
Mai Mai Mai is a Rome-based abstract noise / sound producer, and Φ (Phi) is the final part of his Mediterranean trilogy of albums, each based around a different character of the Greek alphabet. The record is a colourful swirling swell of sound, with feedback, accordion, throbbing bass, samples of warfare, gong percussion and much besides all seeping warmly together into a pleasingly physical whole. Vinyl release on Boring Machines.
Following ‘Theta’ (Boring Machines, 2013) and ‘Delta’ (Yerevan Tapes, 2014), ‘Petra’ is the final piece in the trilogy of soundscapes based on Mai Mai Mai’s Mediterranean explorations. Composed to inspire romantic nostalgia for the human memories held in stone, Mai Mai Mai’s has created abstract soundscapes from field recordings and drones over rough, compact beats.