Through the use of sound generated from modular synthesizer, tapes and samples Ossario is a collection of ten separate and independent songs - in two volumes, available separately - introducing a new and radical composing method. The aim is to build some kind of musical skeletons designed not to be covered in flesh and tissues, but trying to reduce everything to the bone. This double release marks the end of the journey started with220 Tones (Die Schachtel, 2011) and continued with Streengs (Senufo Editions, 2012), focusing the research on the use of well-defined sound to be used now as a rhythmic element, now as en electronic impulse or eventually as a self-standing musical element. Simple sounds generated with magnetic tape saturation or electric pulses match with elements belonging to the language of techno music, shifting the focus away from its usual (and predictable) axis to a new (and eccentric) point of view.
Vinyl 12" £13.49 HOL-068
Ltd white vinyl 12" on Holidays Records. Edition of 300 copies.
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- Ossario Vol. 1 by Nicola Ratti
Got a bunch of these in stock, Volume 1 and Volume 2 so I’d better say something. I’ve chosen Volume 1 to have a flick through which is full of the sort of sound installation type stuff that will work better in an art space combined with some visuals than it does on your stereo. Consisting of skeletal modular synths which bleep in a minimal way with traces of percussion a frail organ melody emerges as the only piece of melody between the blips and clicks. Its clean and clinical electronic music, sometimes stripped back as far as a low-end hiss and some quiet pulsing beats.
Yet nothing stays still, the tracks are always evolving and changing, the composer has a keen ear and places small shifting patterns into the tracks. The closer is the most realised track, in each ear (if you have the headphones on which you may need to) are skittering scrawly high pitch synth wiggles which dance around a crackly percussive base.
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