Tibi Terra Levis / Introspective (reprinted 2008)
SUNT LEONES presents "
". A reprint of two classic albums:
"Sit Tibi Terra Levis / Introspective"; CD in 6 panel digipak limited to 333 copies
milestones of Alio Die's discography are available again after a long hiatus.
new edition offers two superb collectible digipaks printed in black on silver,
in collaboration with the American graphic artist Joseph Uccello. This
combination of music and artwork is an ideal celebration of this time of the
year, as the “Sol Niger” approaches.
“In the course of life we encounter a kind of special state of consciousness – a moment at the threshold of a deep spiritual experience. At the border of the conscious mind (and perhaps with an initial feeling of disorientation), emerges a strong attraction toward a newly encountered state of being: a state that we feel is crucial in some way, and toward which we subconsciously strive, over the protests of normal rationality. On the other side of this threshold, beyond that apprehension, there is a sedimental layer of inner preparation which makes us ready for that moment. The energy evoked during artistic creation has always held similar qualities to this process; and listening again to these early works, it becomes clear to me just how vital to my music’s flow is this process of transformation and awakening. I feel that this same process informs the art of Joseph Uccello, which elegantly accompanies the music of these two re-releases.
Sit Tibi Terra Levis” and “The
Hidden Spring” satisfied completely this desire of immediate expression;
truth calls for realization, and the feeling of 'spring water' contained in
these albums has for me still something magic after such a long , long time.”
Die, December 2008
legend Alio Die (AKA Stefano Musso) originally recorded Sit
Tibi Terra Levis and Introspective
as separate releases in the early 1990’s, but this limited run re-release sees
the two combined into a single album.
Musically this album is thoroughly camped in ambient ground, with reverb-wet drones the mainstay substance of the compositions. The drones pulse, slither, float and drift in subtly interwoven layers,
I am grateful for Alio Die’s decision to re-release this material, a timely reminder of the fecund history of his continuing creative journey.
Lauer / heathenharvest.com
Sit Tibi Terra Levis
CD in 6 panel digipak limited to 333 copies
ambient sounds and textures which provide a thought provoking atmosphere. Very
mysterious moods shift throughout the different tracks presented on this cd. A
subtle power, and features some excellent aural work.
Plunkett / N.D.
Tibi Terra Levis, "que la terre te soit légére": inscription
tumulaire fréquemment usitée sur de vénérables tombeaux. Le titre de cette
cassette (reprint en cd) convient bien a' la musique d'Alio Die. Filamenteuse,
éthérée, vaporeuse,pour ne pas dire planante,elle évoque des climats
reposants d'une simplicité déconcertante. Alio Die alias Stefano Musso est un
minimaliste qui ne s'encombre pas de soucis stylistiques. Il
meuble l'air de sonorités discrétes sans tomber dans la trappe new age. Il est
bien trop réservé pour ca!
Therer Casse-tete / printemps '93