Alio Die & Amelia Cuni:
Island of the rose apple tree
05 Churning of the ocean
All titles composed by Ameli Cuni (GEMA) and Stefano Musso/Alio
Amelia Cuni: Dhrupad singing (traditional music from North
Stefano Musso: Drones and samples, environmental sound and
Recorded and mixed at Lunae (Toscana) by Amelia Cuni and Stefano
Musso between July 1999 and September 2000.
Mastered on Pro Tools, September 2000.
Special thanks to:
Roberto Calasso with Adelphi and Vintage Publishers; Werner
Photographs by Stefano Musso.
Design by Sam Rosenthal.
APSARAS: "flowing in the waters", celestial Nymphs,
seductive creatures, sometimes benevolent, always capricious. They came out of
the waves like the first seed of the mind: desire. The first pact between mind
and matter was sealed upon the waters. Waters flow and reflect, they are
plurality itself. The waters of the mind are flowing into those of the world and
the waters of the world are flowing into those of the mind to the point where
they become undistinguishable one from the other.
Freely adapted from: Roberto Calasso: KA, Vintage, London 1999 (translated
from Italian by Tim Park); originally published by Adelphi, Milano 1996.