Difondo - Himalaya (2008)

Difondo are an experimental band from Sardinia. Himalaya is their last work. Not exactly my cup of tea, but a fine work indeed, quite original and fluent. The group, consisting of Sergio Camedda (sampler, looper, voice, cd players, turntable, sound objects, fx and space controller), Giampaolo Campus (sampler/ looper, synth, drum machine, sound objects, glockenspiel, melodica, fx and space controller) and Giuseppe Casu (guitar, looper, fx and sound objects), presents his sonic research as follows:

«The path of performing research, which has characterized the latest cd-rs, follows in this work through an even more mixture between acoustic elements and digital processings. Great emphasis has been given to the use of sound objects and acoustic instruments, mainly with a percussive character, performed with their natural timbre or sampled and processed in real time. This attitude remains however open to a melodic research which is from time to time rethought through the elements mentioned above or the suggestions coming from the guitar.

The work was developed from various improvisational sessions, held in different times starting from May 2006. During which time have lead to a selection of pieces which have been that subsequently undergone editing and mixing. This has been intended as a work which conjugated the performing urgency to a sound quality suitable to the timbrical research, avoiding to put in action heavy processings on the material coming from the various sessions.

Particular emphasis has also been given to the dislocation of sounds in the space which, in the performing moment, has been realized in a quadriphonic spatial dimension even though, in the cd version, has been brought to a stereophonic one to allow a wider circulation of the project.

The title, comes from a fragment of a poem declaimed in Italian by a group of German language children from Alto Adige (northern Italy), reveals the idea of the geographic connotation of the work - the mountains - the place where the music comes up. This is considered a relevant aspect of the compositive moment, intended as a specific perspective from which the surrounding world is observed.»

Thanx to Francesco and Difondo for this post.

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Radu said...


fritz the cat said...

Mmm.. come mai hai scelto 7z?