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Ossatura: Maps And Mazes (Recommended Records)

The new release from Italy's excellent electroacoustic experimental band Ossatura led by Elio Martusciello takes the band into new territory, detailed and more luminous, more acoustic, with vibes and clarinet (Michael Thieke) and even a lovely song surprising long-time fans.
 

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UPC: 752725037129

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReRO3
Squidco Product Code: 22647

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Insugherata Studio in Rome, Italy, in February, 2014 by Lucio Leoni.


Personnel:

Elio Martusciello-performer, composer

Fabrizio Spera-performer, composer

Luca Venitucci-performer, composer

Monica Demuru-singing

Mike Cooper-voice

Michael Thieke-clarinet

Richard Nunns-Maori

Cristiano De Fabritiis-vibraphone

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track listing:


1. Lunation 2:44

2. No Blind Spots Left 6:27

3. Acqua 6:19

4. Binoculars 1:56

5. The Great Lens 8:17

6. Sea Of Thoughts 3:37

7. De Natura Maris 2:24

8. Low Tide Walk 8:42

9. The South 6:56

10. Sunbeams 0:14

11. Maps And Mazes 4:16

12. Rain Clouds 6:24

13. Diluvio 5:12
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"After many years percolating, this third release by Ossatura documents a quietly dramatic aesthetic shift - with more acoustic instruments alongside the electronic, more settled, cyclic rhythms, more harmonic concord, and even a song. Therapeutically easy to listen to and, on occasion, even reminiscent of the Necks in abstract mood, these pieces offer pools of complex, grounded, shifting textures, interpenetrated by atmospheric field recordings. Immersive rather than challenging, but also with rewarding depths."-Recommended Records


Artist Biographies:

An Italian electroacoustic and experimental composer, musician and visual artist who studied photography with Mimmo Jodice, visual art with Carlo Alfano, Armando De Stefano and Rosa Panaro. He teaches electronic music at the Conservatory of Music in Naples and is active in the fields of acousmatic and traditional composition, live electronics, sound installation, audiovisual and multimedia art, and improvised computer music. He was a founding member of the electronic and composer collectives IATO and OAS.

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12/13/2017

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Born in Rome where he has been active for many years both as a musician and organizer in the field of experimental and improvised music. Founding member of Ossatura, 7k Oaks, Eco d'Alberi, Weightless, Truth in the Abstract Blues and has worked, amongst others, with Peter Kowald, Mike Cooper, Wadada Leo Smith, Butch Morris, ROVA, Blast, Lisle Ellis, Larry Ochs, John Butcher, John Edwards, Evan Parker, Alfred Harth, Tim Hodgkinson, Wolfgang Fuchs, Thomas Lehn, Michel Doneda, Lol Coxhill, Veryan Weston, Hans Koch and Axel Dorner.

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A musician, improviser and composer who has toured and recorded widely, and in many collaborative projects with dancers, directors, poets and mixed media artists. For several years he has been part of the notorious Zeitkratzer Ensemble and has worked with a wide range of improvisers, composers and musicians, including Mike Cooper, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Axel Dorner, Alvin Curran, Jon Rose, Butch Morris and Radu Malfatti.

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"For the past 40 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations. He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date."

-Mike Cooper Website (http://www.cooparia.com/welcome/biography/)
12/13/2017

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"The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work.

Some of his current Projects are: The International Nothing (with Kai Fagaschinski cl, CD on ftarri), The Magic I.D. (with Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Margareth Kammerer, CD/LP on ErstPop and staubgold), The Pitch (with Boris Baltschun organ, Koen Nutters b, Morten Olsen dr, LP on gaffer), Der lange Schatten (with Håvard Wiik p, Antonio Borghini b), Voutchkova/Thieke (with Biliana Voutchkova vl), Splitter Orchester, Toulemonde/Thieke (with Olivier Toulemonde acoustic objects), Hotelgäste (with Derek Shirley b, Dave Bennett g, CD on schraum, LP on self), Michael Thieke Unununium (with Luca Venitucci acc/p, Martin Siewert g, Christian Weber b, Derek Shirley b, Steve Heather dr, Eric Schaefer dr, CD on charhizma), motif (with Atle Nymo sax, Håkon Mjåset Johansen dr, Eivind Lønning tp, Ole Morten Vågan b, Håvard Wiik p), Porta Chiusa (with paed Conca cl, Hans Koch cl), Spirit Songs (with Mike Cooper voc/g, Elio Martusciello el, Fabrizio Spera dr, Luca Venitucci acc/el.), Roman Tics (with Burkhard Beins, Luca Venitucci, CD on Cathnor), Cowards Bend The Knee (Live Music in different setups with the film Cowards Bend The Knee by Guy Maddin), Gebhard Ullmann's The Clarinet Trio (with Gebhard Ullmann bass clarinet, Jürgen Kupke clarinet) and Uli Gumpert Workshop Band."

-Michael Thieke Website (http://www.michael-thieke.de/e/biographie.htm)
12/13/2017

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The Berlin Series No. 5: tschirtner tunings for twelve
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Thieke & Toulemonde / Capece & Drouin
Berlin Series #1
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International Nothing, The (Fagaschinski / Thieke)
Less Action, Less Excitement, Less Everything
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