Sunday, February 2, 2014

Alessio Riccio Ninshubar From The Above To The Below UNH 2013



Alessio Riccio is an electroacoustic composer redrawing the theoretical lines and artistic vision for new improvisational music.
  Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
 
Undefinable if not abstract terminology such as free jazz or experimental music were created by critics and other related professionals that gave up trying to fit the proverbial square peg into the traditionally acceptable round hole. The simplest aspect of music and perhaps the only mandatory requirement is that you listen...with an open mind. Ninshubar From The Above To The Below is a powerful and evocative sound scape of raw emotion converted to a musical form.
 
Alessio Riccio is a critically acclaimed electroacoustic composer  moving past the abstract and into a more accessible real of a harmonic life force. An ambient pulse, layered textures of sound and rhythm that morph together utilizing drums, percussion, laptops, hybridized rhythmicity, and organic sound mosaics. To attempt to convey the motion of this synergy would be the equivalent of explaining colors to a person that has been visually impaired their entire life. You listen to the nuances yet you hear the pulse. A cerebral onslaught of electromagnetic energy, a new harmonic was of presenting a lyrical flow.
 
There are a myriad of stylistic references that gentle cascade through this powerful recording which includes guitarist Hasse Poulsen and vocalists Monica Demuru and Catherine Jauniaux. I have always said you need to take what you know and what you like and move past that. Again, the only requirement is that you listen.
 
 


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released 08 May 2013
Alessio Riccio - Drums, Percussion; Laptops; Hybridized Rhythmicity, Sound Mosaics
Hasse Poulsen - Guitars
Monica Demuru - Vocals
Catherine Jauniaux - Vocals