Sit Tibi Terra Levis / Introspective (reprinted 2008)

HIC SUNT LEONES presents "Winter Solstice’s Spores". A reprint of two classic albums: "Sit Tibi Terra Levis / Introspective"; CD in 6 panel digipak limited to 333 copies

Two milestones of Alio Die's discography are available again after a long hiatus.

This 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.

“Introspective, 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.”

Alio Die, December 2008

ALIO DIE Sit Tibi Terra Levis / Introspective; CD in 6 panel digipak limited to 333 copies

…Beautiful 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.

Daniel Plunkett / N.D. Texas spring 1993


…Sit 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!

Eric Therer Casse-tete / printemps '93