• ambienti coassiali Vol. 1 - Room 1-6 (LP + DVD, £31.95)

    First time ever on vinyl, remastered from original cassette tape. Composer is the mind behind the Andreolina LP "An Island In The Moon", Vol. 1 also includes creative collaboration by Riccardo Sinigaglia. "Ambienti Coassiali began in the '80s as a parallel project of Capricorni Pneumatici, in Milan and surrounding areas. Ambienti Coassiali's debut release, simply titled Vol. 1, was self-released as an incredibly limited cassette in 1988. The compositions were recorded solely with a Yamaha DX7 and two track Revox A77 tape machine, creating straight-to-tape minimalist ethereal FM synthesis compositions. Both the name of the project and the title of the pieces, numbered 1 to 6 corresponding to as many rooms (stanze), recall the concept of ambient music that underlies Vol. 1 - it is music that gradually reveals itself in its surreal development, and aims especially at the subconscious of those who do not listen carefully. Parallel to the musical project Ambienti Coassiali, a video project has developed - not by chance called "Empty Heads" - which is based upon the same concepts. Originally prepared as ambient "video wallpaper", the video project incorporates synthetic images generated with analog electronic television equipment. Empty Heads participated in video festivals around the world in the late 1980s and the project has evolved over the last 30 years, realising the finished Ambienti Coassiali Vol. 1 visual project in 2017. Remastered and issued on DVD, the Vol. 1 video project will be released for the first time in its entirety through Incidental Music. With the release of 2017's Spare Rooms on Italy's legendary Artisti Del 900 (ADN) label, Incidental Music's 2018 vinyl reissue of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Ambienti Coassiali continues to surprise with new compositions nearly 30 years later. Ambienti Coassiali videos stand as spaces of the mind populated by signs, dreams, words, lights and clippings of clouds, on a curtain woven by signs and words that compose and break out of the organised codes, returning "ambiguity" to the vision of a space otherwise flat in the details. The videos were made using the broadcast TV equipment of a public TV station during night shifts. Experimenting and exploiting the capabilities of video mixers, tilters, colour correctors, tube cameras, video tapes and editing controllers - synthetic abstract images, light loops and poetry text have been created and edited to form the structure of the three original Rooms videos (4-5-6). Using the same techniques as before, Room 3 was made in 1996, and the remaining two Rooms have been realised in 2017, in occasion of the reissue of Ambienti Coassiali Vol. 1 by Incidental Music. From 1988 to 1994 Empty Heads videos were presented at festivals in Europe, Japan, and the USA. Tracklisting: Room 1, Room 2, Room 3, Room 4, Room 5, Room 6

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