Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
There is some kind of music that makes perfect sense if released on tape. We already talked about the tape being part of the whole project for some bands like Ak’chamel, I mean, the medium is the message ya know?
It might sound completely random but, besides the lovely wow and flutter, the fact that there is a long tape winding up really fascinates me, and the little reels slowly rolling are somehow hypnotizing and they work better than any ridiculous fidget spinner you can find on Amazon.
This new tape by Giorgio Dursi has been stuck in my head for a while and listening to it has been a super trip, so feel fortunate because I have some exclusive streaming of the album for ya!
Giorgio Dursi is an italian musician and performer based in Berlin. After his debut cassette on the almighty Das Andere Selbst (music from the bedroom allstars), he has returned with a new abstract and destructured sonic experience on tape named “Poetry reading with sound footnotes” on the Italian label Artetetra.
Simple percussions, voice samples and minimal patterns. This is how Giorgio creates his colorful and shapeless universe of concrete physical sounds, spare phrases, lonely words and calembouristic vocalizations.
One (like me) can experience these sounds like autonomous particles with their own soul and motion suspended in a weird space where they collide and create either catastrophes or lovely stabilities. The non-consequential accumulation of sound structures are slowly built from the overlapping juxtaposition and stratification of patterns based on non-verbal vocal expressions.
In 33 minutes Giorgio introduces us to his hitherto unknown world, what happens next is up to you, how far you want to go and how deep you want to explore it.
“Poetry reading with sound footnotes” can be thus interpreted as a work regarding the genesis and structuring of sound, about language and its disappearances as well as an ode to linguistic cul de sacs, shortcuts and procedural errors.
The tape is out on Artetetra, the most famous tape label of Potenza Picena, a cassette production corporation devoted to tropical obscure artefacts and weird experimentations.
Get to know Giorgio Dursi: www.giorgiodursi.it
Get to know Artetetra: artetetra.bandcamp.com