Ad Infinitum (2001)
with Eibon for this first collaboration between Alio Die and Opium, obscure,
intense and intimistic ambient in this magic meeting. In a digipak.
Alio Die + Opium deliver a masterpiece of shimmering, ever-mutating dark ambient. A tapestry of mesmerizing low-rumbling melodies/frequencies for a DEEP listening. Comes in gorgeous 4 panel digipack, co-produced with Hic Sunt Leones....
Translatio is a collaborative work between the italian ambient sound master Alio
Die (best known for his previous collaborations with ambient & experimental
artists like Robert Rich & Vidna Obmana), and younger Italian newcomer Opium
(Matteo Zini). The music moves on abstract drones, minimal rhythms, and "found
sounds," rather than being spooky or boring, spreads a calming layer of
gentle sound over the listener. It has a nocturnal but serene quality, and feels
like the soundtrack for long quiet hours in an elegant Oriental country retreat.