December 12, 2016

Roberto Mazza - Scoprire Le Orme, 1991


Lino Vaccina and Vincenzo Zitello collaborator. Bardic harp, oboe, and synth all composed and played by Mazza. I hesitate to call Scoprire Le Orme (roughly "discover the footsteps") minimal, though it does get thrown around as such--it feels denser and warmer than what I typically associate with Italian minimalism. To me it feels like far eastern baroque; very courtly--my guess would be that Mazza tuned his harp to scales more typically associated with instruments like the koto or even the sitar. There's a dusty exotica sentimentality that reminds me of Finis Africae. A lot to love here. Hope y'all are having a very harpy winter.


6 comments:

  1. Keep up the excellent work! This zip seems to be missing 3 tracks, though...

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    1. thanks for letting me know; it's been fixed!

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  2. Beautiful rarity. Thanks as usual, guys. We put you in our list over at http://cellar-tapes.blogspot.com

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