Roberto Musci Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Roberto Musci collected the source field recordings for the music presented here on a wide array of international travels many decade ago. When he got home, he built on those sounds with synthesisers to make curious new hybrid musics. Very exploratory. Tower Of Silence is a double LP on Music From Memory.
Originally released in 1987 (by Chris Cutler), Water Messages on Desert Sand is a remarkable suite of international collage, mixing field recordings with synths, tapes, samples, effects and acoustic instrumentation. The results are finally woven like a tapestry, with an ethnographic element that just enhances the weight of the compositions. Reissued by ReR.
It's a good time to be a fan of Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venosta, as both this album and Water Messages on Desert Sand are currently getting nice vinyl reissues. Urban and Tribal Portraits is, as you might imagine, something of an ethnographic album, weaving in international styles and recordings, but there is so much more than that going on in this tightly-woven work. Reissued by Soave.
Italian composer Roberto Musci recorded The Loa Of Music in 1983, using field samples, synthesizers, instrumentation and musique concrète techniques in documentation of the varying styles of non-western music, mainly Africa, India and Asia. When originally released only about half of it was put out, so Soave have reissued it on double LP with the full 80 minutes with all of the unreleased material.