Tiziano Popoli / Marco Dalpane

Scorie

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Record Label
Soave

About this item

Not content with an excellent reissue of Italian ethno-experimentalist Roberto Musci this week, Soave also deliver the first official reissue of "Scorie", Tiziano Popoli and Marco Dalpane’s minimal wonder from 1985. Long coveted and hunted by collectors, "Scorie" falls among the strange and indefinible artifacts of Italy’s remarkable avant-garde music scene of the 70’s and 80’s. An emblem of sonic diversity rendered through electronic sound, "Scorie" distils a daunting number of traditions and ideas while sculpting its own world of creative singularity and standing apart from the rest.

While a great many of Italy’s avant-garde and experimental music practitioners began within the spectrums of popular music, slowly pushing into more explicitly ambitious and challenging realms as the years wore on, Tiziano Popoli and Marco Dalpane represent a change in the directional tide. "Scorie" is a part of movement toward, and the incorporation of, popular forms, within avant-garde music which swept across the globe during the 1980’s. As challenging and uncomfortable as it is seductive and inviting, "Scorie" weaves a world without boundary, of collision and harmony. A vision of possible futures, rendered in its present day. A melodic realm, almost entirely constructed through the use of synthesizers, with subtle interventions of electronic rhythm generators, bridging the metronomic territories explored by Terry Riley and Steve Reich and the drifting harmonics of New Age, with the moodiness of New Wave and the adventurous spirit of the avant-garde. 

TRACK LISTING

A1. Moving Objects Slow Dance
A2. Arabian Dream
A3. The Tower
B1. The Screenfold
B2. Scorie

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