Friday, June 5, 2015

Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza 2006 Azioni

Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

101. Kate 7:08
102. Es war Einmal 25:49
103. Untitled 18:23

201. Fili 1 4:02
202. Concreto 1 3:30
203. A5-3 8:01
204. Trix 3 (Prove concerto '67) 4:37
205. Fili 2 (Prove concerto '67) 11:12
206. A7 7:04
207. A5-4 (Prove concerto '67) 4:29
208. A7-2 (Prove concerto '67) 8:02
209. Trio 10:44

Experimental, improvised music from 1965-1969, by a group who was one of the most creative collective ever, and included major composers and musicians such as Egisto Macchi and Ennio Morricone. These musicians did not limit themselves to experiment, they also recorded pop music, library music, film music etc. But this very compilation offers some of their most abrasive production, a music that sounded post-industrial or cyber-punk half a century ago.
There was a time I hated that sort of music, and did not comprehend it. By now, I perceive it as a kind of ambient music. It should be the perfect soundtrack for apocalyptic movies (post-atomic, end of the world, zombies etc.), as it sounds like mechanical noises (screeches and all).

Besides two CDs, the box-set includes a DVD showing the group performing in 1967. The 3 discs are placed in digipacks, and the whole in enclosed with a bilingual Italian-English 74 page booklet and an abstract poster in a cloth-covered hard cardboard box.  A very elegant packaging.

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