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Format: CD/DVD (dualdisc)
Label & Cat.Number: ReR Megacorp PA4
Release Year: 2010
Note: live soundtrack to the film (viewable on DVD side) by NANNI ANGELI, played on a special instrument (a kind of extended guitar with many extra strings, motordriven hurdy gurdy wheels, whirling strings, etc..) with droning, jazzy & improvised elements
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00

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"This disc will play in stereo on a CD player and with film and 5.1 surround sound (or stereo) on a DVD player or computer. The music, as always, is prodigious, sounding like a small band, but played by one person in real time (as the film attests). In this format, you can also see the instrument -- close to a highly rebuilt and extended giant Sardinian guitar -- with many sympathetic and extra strings, motor-driven hurdy gurdy wheels, whirling strings, springs and other appendages, played like a cello, vertically, with bow, fingers, plectra and machines. However Heath Robinson it may appear, it is clearly under Paulo's hands, a highly serious and extraordinarily flexible beast that requires and has given rise to new playing techniques. The programme of compositions here navigates through highly-organized additive rhythms, freer Frith-like pointillism and some seemingly impossible mini-orchestrations. The film, professionally made, follows the performance, occasionally interpolating abstract passages and processed images. A remarkable player with a unique instrument, playing a music entirely his own."
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