Freaks and Future
Another incredible dish of adventurous sound apples this week. The brandnew Luciano Cilio 'Dell'Universo Assente' CD on Die Schachtel is an overwhelming production balancing on intuition and the relation between avant-garde and acoustic minimalism. Luciano was born in Naples in 1950 and quickly developped a surprising interest in long sustained sounds. Thus focussing his research on the sound in it's primary and internal meaning. at the outset on the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic entities. to 're-enter in the sound. to hold it. to hold it... then to leave it to go'. Luciano Cilio. a Neapolitan avantgarde composer who committed suicide in the early eighties and whose music is absolutely stunning. deep and melancholic. placed between avantgarde and the most adventurous prog.This stunning deluxe edition gatefold digipack with silver foil and 20 page english/italian booklet including inspiring liner-notes by none other than Jim O'Rourke collects Luciano's entire recordings. Some cats can obviously put such emotional content to better words. so we pass the dutchie on the left hand side to Jim O'Rourke ; 'These recordings sound as they feel self contained. introspective. and determined. you can feel in the music a sort of necessity that can be rarely found. as in Bill Fay's Time of the Last Persecution. or in Nick Drake's Pink Moon: this enormous weight that is bearing on it's creators. the absolute need to exorcize it from their lives. a moment in time where you are invited to hear artists truly in contact with their existence. Luciano Cilio holds that moment in time. an authentic emotional testament. something to be cherished (...)'. More praising words can't do this album justice - totally essential dear friends.