Cygni, Gesto

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Cygni is Fabio Perletta and Pierluigi Scarpantonio

LINE (US)
36’05”
Cat.No. LINE_091
Digital, Unlimited Edition
Released 9th September 2020

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Liner Notes

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Cygni is an experimental improv duo comprised of sound/installation (and LINE) artist Fabio Perletta and sound designer Pierluigi Scarpantonio. Gesto is 11 skittering rhythmic/arrythmic loop-based compositions that scatter percussive elements across a sonic grid. Playful, spatial, pensive, yet dark.

‘Gesto’ was created over the course of a two year improvised sessions recorded on two tracks, without any overdub, from 2015 to 2017. It is the result of the two artists’ visions of electro-acoustic music, combining their respective sensitivities into an intricate microcosmos of freeform sound grids. Employing different sound sources like synths, cheap electronics, samples and a vintage tape echo, the album floats between deconstructed textural dub and musique concrète, escaping any genre identity.

For listeners entranced by the rhythmic deconstructions of artists like Andrea Belfi, Bellows, Guiseppe Ielasi, Nicola Ratti, and Motion.

Credits

All tracks by Cygni. Created at Tokonoma Studio in Roseto degli Abruzzi (IT), 2015-2017.

Mastered by Gianclaudio Hashem Moniri.
Images by Fabio Perletta / Mote Studio Berlin.

A special thanks to Richard Chartier.

© 2017 Cygni (Fabio Perletta, Pierluigi Scarpantonio)
℗ 2017 LINE

Reviews

Decostruire per ricercare nuove forme dalla geometria irregolare e cangiante eppure stabile. È un microcosmo di suoni convulsi, strutturato assecondando i nodi di una maglia distorta, quello scolpito da Fabio Perletta e Pierluigi Scarpantonio attraverso una serie di sessioni di improvvisazione e pubblicato  sotto la sigla Cygni.

Circolari sequenze e materici frammenti originati da una vasta serie di fonti differenti si combinano in organici flussi dall’incedere accidentato. La congruenza che nutre l’intrigata successione di elementari particelle si avvale di assonanze/dissonanze sfuggenti modellanti una spazialità surreale che, ricordando gli oggetti impossibili di escheriana memoria, definiscono labirinti ritmici che non conducono ad alcuna meta prefissata.

È un ambiente sonico da attraversare privandosi di forme certe, alla ricerca un’esperienza immaginativa libera capace di estendere una visione altrimenti spesso ingabbiata all’interno di margini fin troppo definiti.

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