Crossing styles and boundaries, Holographic Codex is a mixture of atmospheric ambience, IDM sequences and psybient textures; these cult Italian musicians create a blending of ritualistic soundscapes and technogenic landscapes. Alio Die has over 60 releases, some on America’s Projekt Records and others on his own Hic Sunt Leones label. Montana recorded 5 collaborations with Pete Namlook on Pete’s German FAX label, plus released 10 solo albums with various European imprints.
On their first collaboration, Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà create transporting and alluring aural sceneries of evolving, intimate sounds. Featuring intriguing beats seldom heard on Alio Die albums and a greater use of textural, granular synths than past releases from Montanà, Holographic Codex is awash in mystical drones and cosmic impulses surrounded by subtle hints towards the atmosphere of the Renaissance.
Standout tracks include the early 70s Tangerine Dream-flavoring of “Silent Rumon” and the psybient escapism of the opener, “Muns de Etrah.”
Distant echoes of ancient monastery, choral voices of lost languages, and musical structures of shifting melodic and textural passages reveal that Holographic Codex is a secret code: a precise and skillfully crafted mantra of hypnotic sonic depth and symbolic fragments. A revealing listening experience.3 hearts
Logo Designer George Bokhua, NY.
Thirty spokes meet in the hub,
but the empty space between them
is the essence of the wheel.
Pots are formed from clay,
but the empty space within it
is the essence of the pot.
Walls with windows and doors
form the house,
but the empty space within it
is the essence of the home.
Arts The Beatdoctor is a producer from the Netherlands who crushes electronic synths with organic field recordings. The result is a raw, knob-twisting commixture in the vein of his contemporaries Flying Lotus, Bonobo, and Dorian Concept.
On the stage he is equal parts DJ and musician, building immersive mixes from his catalog while incorporating studio production techniques and live instrumentation.
The Italian city of L’Aquila has a population of around 70.000 inhabitants and it is the capital city of both the Abruzzo Region and the Namesake province. On April 6, 2009, an earthquake of 6,3 magnitude struck central Italy.
309 people were killed, twenty of them were children and around 65.000 people became homeless. The earthquake was felt in all central regions of the peninsula, damaging also historic buildings in other adjacent provinces.
In 2014 Paolo Porto aims to do a tribute to the history of L’Aquila and its beauty, reporting the real situation of the reconstruction of some magnificent buildings of the old town center. The author wants to draw attention to some abandoned places of the city, which have been photographed for the first time after the quake. In doing so, the author decided to choose some desolated places inside the red zone, revitalizing them through the presence of naked bodies in movement.
In this way the involvement of dancers, provides a new interpretation of the space that surround human bodies, but it is also a way to give back life inside some buildings that are definitely closed. Women’s bodies move through the ruins, such as in the medieval squares of St. Dominic and St. Peter, or inside private palaces and public offices.
The evolution of the performance draws an imaginary path, set in a space that now is unusual to human movements, so that the author gave life to a huge contrast between the grace of bodies performing and the static scaffoldings that surround old buildings. The result is that the audience can imagine the movement of the dancer, but is totally attracted by the contrast with the background in which the body is set. None of the photos have been processed in post-production and all of them remained faithful to the original scene.4 hearts