Wednesday, March 07, 2007

fabio orsi & gianluca becuzzi "the stones know everything" 2cd OUT NOW on Digitalis!!!

fabio orsi & gianluca becuzzi "the stones know everything" 2cd

Anything that can be said about this double CD release can also be said about the roar of a rushing stream or the sound of snow falling on a clear night. These two sound artisans have crafted so perfect an auditory environment that it is completely devoid of artifice or noticeable flaw. It is a field of glass on top of a quiet lake.

To some, this might sound dull. To others, it might strike you as meditation music for your yoga class. To all of you, all I can suggest is listening to this journey into sound and be prepared to come out the other side changed by what you've experienced.

Fresh from his spectacular 3" cd-r on Foxglove and another release for A Silent Place, Naples' Fabio Orsi partners here with sound artisan Gianluca Becuzzi. Orsi is another young and unexpected talent coming through the new Italian pipeline. "The Stones Know Everything" is the second release of his sprawling trilogy with Becuzzi (the first CD, "Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines," appeared on A Silent Place in late 2006). Gianluca has been around for the better part of two decades making music under the monikers Kinetix, Limbo, and others, but his work with wunderkind Orsi opens a new chapter in his impressive body of work.

Crafting something this immense puts these two musicians into the realm of Stars of the Lid, Birchville Cat Motel and Growing, creating several intense worlds of ambient splendor, juxtaposing the sounds of everyday life with jetstreams of microtones and pulses of audible light. And they handle this enormous task with the care and precision of a watchmaker or a surgeon, but also with the ears of an obvious fan of sound.