Musica Fiuto (2006)
Elaborated from the same basic 'voices' for "Nosesoul" made
by Francesco Paladino, and then mixed, processed and integrated by Sean Breadin with totally acoustic improvisations with pocket corner, crwth, viola,
A very original combination between improvisation music, drones and weird folk.
Experimental and improvised folky ambience using the vocalisations from
Nosesoul and here combining these with improvisational instrumentation from Sean
Breadin. Breadin mixed and processed the original sounds and integrated them
into a new context to reveal a very different result from Nosesoul.
Acoustic strains from such sources as pocket corner, crwth, viola, gusle, voice,
bendhir and bells waft and crawl around the truly peculiar sounds produced by
Paladino. Flights up and down the scales, meanderings through musical motifs,
wavering sonic explorations - a ceremonial tone and respectful juxtaposition.
Photomontaged imagery combines a solarised eye staring purple, indigo
from a yellow-brown backdrop overlaid with lettering and mirrored cartography. A
tasteful black border at top and bottom binds the picture running across to the
reverse of the booklet where a negative version of the cover appears in
monochrome brown. The rear of the jewelcase presents no text apart from HIC SUNT
LEONES and the Alio Die website address. Within we find the track list and
timings along with credits and sound sources.
OVERALL The promotional material for this album explains that this music was "elaborated from the same basic 'voices' for "NoseSoul" made by Paladino, and then mixed, processed and integrated by Breadin with totally acoustic improvisations with pocket corner, crwth, viola, gusle, voice, bendhir". The sound here is more acoustic than Nosesoul - suggestive of a live performance - a duet of pure exploration and imagination. This is music that strays very far from the mainstream into territories that test the very boundaries of music.