[krysalisound] Materia densa che lentamente scivola generando ruvide stratificazioni pervase da un senso di grave solennità. È un universo tattile dalle atmosfere umbratili quello definito dall’unione delle istanze creative, differenti eppure complementari, di Roberto Galati e Federico Mosconi , fuse in un connubio capace di dare vita ad una ribollente sequenza di immaginifici paesaggi sonori. […]
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GALATIMOSCONI – Penombra (KrysaliSound, 2017) La fisicità esplorata da Roberto Galati e l’impalpabile paesaggismo ambientale di Federico Mosconi si combinano si combinano in un terzo genere di materia sonora, collocato anche simbolicamente in una linea indefinita e variabile di “Penombra”. Non è nemmeno necessario scorrere i titoli degli otto densi brani dei quali si compone […]
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GALATIMOSCONI “Penombra” is now available in store in digital format and handmade packaging.
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GALATIMOSCONI project is a collaboration between Roberto Galati and Federico Mosconi.
Despite the difference of their own musical styles, the two musicians created a common language starting from many points of conjunction.
The sounds flow as lava that the two musicians let cool down during their path; below them they add layers and crated new textures through live electronics processes.
They followed their movement, holding sounds hanging in midair, vacillating and swaying, until their slow arrest, letting vanish the initial impression of inhospitality, replaced by visions of open scenarios.
Guitars used for the creation of the eight tracks have been transfigured into a generic instrument that it accumulates and it subtracts like a slow breath.
When the environment becomes hostile, men must struggle with nature for their survival; but, in the dim light, sheltered from everything, always watch at it with deference and wonder.
Robero Galati & Federico Mosconi craft unusual and emotionally compelling atmospheres on the narrative of “Penombra”. Throughout the album, the duo touches upon noise, drone, industrial, and even hints of shoegaze. By opting for such an approach the songs possess such heft to them while they lament ever-changing aural landscapes. Instrumentally rich the songs contain multitudes with so many elements of distortion allowed throughout never ceasing to dazzle. Even within these rather cacophonous pieces the duo brings melody and light into the mix, helping to further emphasize their tragic beauty. Flourishes further add to the weight of these suites, emphasizing their chaotic nature.
Elongated strings introduce the powerful “Pietre” whose wall of sound approach works wonders. Going a little gentler “Eclissi” serves as an album highlight, allowing for a great deal of exploration, giving the space true room to roam. Nearly glowing “Nadir” feels comforting, a comfort that is unsettled somewhat by “Opale” with its deeper rumbles and layers of sound moving ever downward into the abyss. Hard to pin down, “Monolite” lingers with a kind of malice even as gentler melodies playfully hover overhead. Uncertain glitch effects work alongside the piano on the strange gorgeousness of “Basalto”. Metallic sheens hover about on the whispered hush of “Ruggine”. Massive “Amen” closes the album off with tremendous power, with a virtual wave of sound crashing overhead.
Tension and moments of loveliness intermingle on the satisfyingly expansive scope of Robero Galati & Federico Mosconi’s “Penombra”.
First album between Federico Mosconi and Roberto Galati.
I am so proud to publish another Mosconi’s work and to host for the first time in the label Galati. Below you can listen to the excerpt of the collaboration. Enjoy!
RELEASE DATE: September 18, 2017
Roberto Galati is a traveler attracted by the charm of isolated and lonely places recounted in his Diaries (http://galatimusic.blogspot.it). Passionate about the icy wastelands of Ambient music and the abstractions of Post-Rock, he is the author of several albums, including Godhavn, Mother and Gletscher, a trilogy dedicated to ice and silence. Careful observer, he is looking for the most authentic and profound side of this planet. He aims to combine sounds, words and images.
Synthesizers, guitars, basses and a violin are his means of expression.
He published for Databloem, Psychonavigation Records/Tranquillo, Fear Drop, Treetrunk Records, Sirona-Records, Benekkea.