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Oddly Imploded (Gregoretti / Argenziano): They Just Sit About (Shhpuma)

Italian sonic explorer Francesco Gregoretti uses his drumkit like a lead instrument, amplifying and modifying its sound through effects, as he pursues his varied "Imploded" bands (Strongly Imploded, Grizzly Imploded) fueled by the mathematics of Chaos Theory, here with guitarist Maurizio Argenziano in an album of dense sound, from near-minimal to highly interactive.

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UPC: 5609063800548

Label: Shhpuma
Catalog ID: SHH054
Squidco Product Code: 28098

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Naples, Italy, in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017, by the artists.


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Maurizio Argenziano-guitar

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"The Italian sound explorer Francesco Gregoretti has more than an idiosyncratic idea of how to approach a drumkit using all its capacities, usually by over-amplifying it and sculpting the resulting feedbacks - he has a musical concept, manifested by several projects.

Oddly Imploded is one of those, amongst its siblings Strongly Imploded and Grizzly Imploded. That concept goes through very particular combinations of the timbres produced by skins and metals with the roar or the murmurs of an electric guitar, as we hear from his association with Olivier di Placido. Inspired by the mathematics of Chaos Theory, he choosed the tightrope walker way, trying to find an equilibrium between chance on one side and structure on the other.

With Oddly Imploded the guitarist is another like-minded adventurer, Maurizio Argenziano, and with him the music finds a way between ambient and noise, with reminiscences of the most radical free improvisation. Can you imagine a punkish version of the (never happened) duo of Gunter "Baby" Sommer and Fred Frith? No, you can't..."-Shhpuma

Artist Biographies

Francesco Gregoretti is an Italian jazz drummer, known for the groups and projects Architeuthis Rex, Grizzly Imploded, Many Others, Oddly Imploded, One Starving Day, and Strongly Imploded.

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"Born in Napoli in 1977, in 1998 he founded experimental-postpunk band Missselfdestrrruction, with M. Spezzaferro and R. Peluso. In 2003 he founded A Spirale with M. Spezzaferro and M. Gabola, and began to collaborate with several bands and musicians involved in improvised, experimental and noise music. He has played live with, among others: Eugene Chadbourne, Valerio Tricoli, Olivier Di Placido, Andy Guhl, Mat Pogo, Jack Wright, Rhys Chatham, Mike Cooper, Katsura Yamauchi, Ignaz Schick, Fabrizio Spera, Taxonomy, Roberto Bellatalla, Alexei Borisov, Olga Nosova. He actually is member of: A Spirale, Grizzly Imploded, Oddly Imploded, Strongly Imploded."

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Track Listing:

1. Stifling Giant Pillows 6:42

2. Riveting The Universe Together 11:28

3. On It, Or In It 3:20

4. Suck Of The Bramble Tentacles 6:15

5. They Crackle And Drag 7:22

6. The Seascape Is Sheeted 3:52

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Improvised Music
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Percussion & Drums
Sound, Noise, &c.
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
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