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TONIUTTI, GIANCARLO - La Mutazione

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Klanggalerie gg117
Release Year: 2009
Note: re-issue of the BROKEN FLAG LP / MC from 1985, his very first album! Comes with bonus track and updated artwork
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Wiederverffentlichung des allerersten TONIUTTI-Albums von 1985 (LP und MC auf Broken Flag), damals sehr dster und industriell geprgt !!

"A milestone originally released in 1985 on the legendary Broken Flag label. Many people say La Mutazione is the darkest piece of music they have ever heard and its hard to disagree. This compact disc edition comes with a previously unreleased bonus track and with updated artwork and 12- page booklet explaining the history of Toniutti's work. A classic for any fan of MB, Ramleh, or simply the Broken Flag label (see recent box set on Vinyl-on-Demand)." [label info]

"The three tracks on this disc (the two original cuts on the LP and a unreleased bonus track) harken to the early '80s as Toniutti darkened of cosmic electronics from the likes of Cluster, Tangerine Dream, and Conrad Schnitzler through the lens of Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, and Throbbing Gristle. At the time, Toniutti had just matriculated from the Conservatory of Venice with a heady amount of education in Stockhausen, Schaefer, etc.
These three musical poles come together in this dark, dark, dark construction of layered static, analog synth explorations, and even
some field recording. The totemically named track "The Tree" situates upon an oppressive drone of low frequencies scraped by waves of radio static, which parallels the early work of John Duncan in many ways. Throughout "The Tree," Toniutti injects a lugubrious bubbling of synthetic notes with similarities to the untrained atonalism that Maurizio Bianchi had grafted to the cancerous power electronics of
Regel and Das Testament from the early '80s. Those same synth notes snap into a morose two note melody on the aptly named "Nekrose," which is even darker in atmosphere and creepy intensity than the first. The bonus track "Apoplettica" is a darkened delay exploration with clanking loops and unsettled harmonic drones that foreshadows the guttural psychedelic blackening that Mark McGuire alludes to in Emeralds. A triumph back then, and a triumph now." [Aquarius Records review]

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