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FAVARON, GIANLUCA - Equivalent XI

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: 13 (3) - sps 1405
Release Year: 2014
Note: after the nice "Surface" 12" on the same label GIANLUCA FAVARON (who is also part of UNDER THE SNOW) created here 11 new tracks that are based on microsounds of everyday utensils and tools, creating a kind object based musique concrete / collage / concrete ambience" with loopy and strange quasi rhythmic effects.... very original and at times bizarre ! lim. 200 in satin finished gatefold sleeve
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"Following the publication of the extremely limited single-sided 12" record Surfaces, which occurred just a few months ago and is now hopelessly sold-out, Gianluca Favaron returns on 13 with a new solo work released in the prestigious "Private Sounds" series.

Besides having published a few solo works, Favaron is part of Under The Snow along with Stefano Gentile and collaborates with Ennio Mazzon on the Zbeen project. In the past he has released music as Ab'she and was part of Lasik Surgery along with Pierpaolo Zoppo. Among his most recent releases we remember his collaboration with Corrado Altieri entitled "The System of Objects".

"Equivalent XI" continues the path undertaken with "Surfaces", also benefiting from some excerpts that were already included in the aforementioned work, which are proposed again on this new CD.

Starting from simple recordings of sounds produced by everyday objects (such as paper, scissors, kitchen stuff etc.), treated mainly with two delay machines, Favaron has collected eleven compositions. The idea behind this new release is to create some patterns based on the repetition of small sound particles obtained from a single source.

In the eleven tracks on the album, mostly of short duration, we witness the proliferation of particular sound events that, sometimes wandering alone or sometimes by congregating into small throbbing and vital lumps, generate a vibrant microcosm characterized by short loops, slowly but constantly evolving. In some cases, as for example in the more long-lasting closing number, the simplicity of the construct and the infinitesimal tonal progressions are appreciated for their intrinsic hypnotic quality.

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, "Equivalent XI" is released in a limited edition of 250 copies that stands out for its essential graphics; the first 50 copies of the CD contain a real hand-numbered photograph." [label info]


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"On this new work he continues what he started on his previous record, 'Surfaces', a limited piece of vinyl which we didn't review (or hear), but which apparently deals with every day sounds - songs from the kitchen sink? - such as paper, scissors, kitchen stuff, which are treated with two delay machines and the result is eleven short pieces, from less than a minute up to five minutes. This is a most strange release, and if you know me, strange is not a word I use easily. This music has a certain naivety, or perhaps something rather 'simple' with the objects being played with relatively ease, but then captured or locked into a system of living electronics, bending and moving these 'easy' sounds around. Maybe it's all done in a very simple and direct way, much like it is suggested. And there is nothing 'wrong' with that. In the end it's the result that counts and that is result is something I like very much. It's very quiet music, almost accidental, 'I couldn't help it, it just happened', but of the variety that is usually associated with the label and the styles we know it for, ambient and drone." [FdW/Vital Weekly]