Alio Die

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Robert Davies has created over the years and twelve albums, a particular and unique immersive ambient music with a ...

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Cdr Ltd art-edition 99 copies - Program of upcoming releases..

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Alio Die

Tempus Rei HSL 048

Redolent of old, musty wooden beams and fusty, book-lined rooms, as entire collections of ancient instruments appear to have been woven into this irresistibly captivating tapestry.

01          Tempus Rei - part I
02          Tempus Rei - part II
Celebrated by Stefano Musso
 in 2007 - 2008 at Temple Studio, Milan.
Alio Die:  drones and loops, zither, field recordings.
Cover photos by Edoardo Caputo
Artwork by Hic Sunt Leones
Tempus Rei is the second chapter of
Castles Sonorisation's Series

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Tempus Rei (2008)

Tempus Rei is further evidence that the ambient artist known as Alio Die is in fact the reincarnation of a very old soul, probably from the High Middle Ages dovetailing into the Renaissance.

The matter-of-fact list of devices used to make this extraordinary album - "drones and loops, zither and field recordings" - reveals nothing about the depth and mystery of the two, half-hour long pieces.Stating however as the artist does that it was "celebrated", rather than created, speaks volumes.

The first piece features a leitmotif so inherently beguiling that I feel sad and disappointed when it disappears. Happily, a few minutes into the second offering, it slowly reemerges. The entire album is redolent of old, musty wooden beams and fusty, book-lined rooms, as entire collections of ancient instruments appear to have been sampled and woven into this irresistibly captivating tapestry.

As an added temporal twist, the entire recording features its own,discreet background track of rainy, current-day street sounds, tires whishing by on wet pavement, a heavy, gusting wind casting raindrops at the window.

One of the most understated and yet most powerful of Alio Die´s many unforgettable works.

Posted by Stephen Fruitman /
17 Mar 2010

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