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Ruggero Tajé

Antologica (1976-1999)

Label: Alma De Nieto

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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**2020 stock, tip!** "Ruggero Tajè is one of the electronic Italian pioneers of the '70s. He started as a jazz drummer playing with guitarist Pino Distaso. Then he was one of the pupils of Italian electronic composer Angelo Paccagnini (protagonist of Italian contemporary  electronic music with the more known Berio and Maderna) during the same period of Riccardo Sinigaglia and Gaetano Liguori. After his studies he took the guitar as main instrument. He didn’t release his music till nowadays, apart some collaborations with Ahmed Ben Dhiab (a Tunisian painter, poet and singer) that were released on CD in the '90.

So, Antologica (1976-1999) gives us an idea on the evolution of his music in a range of about 25 years. Proiezioni Verticali based on the sound of a toy organ remembers some climates of German “Kosmische Kuriere”. Nommo is an interplay between a treated guitar, metallophones and marimbas, a sort of de-structured jazz. Non c’è piu mare per Moby Dick transforms the relaxing whale sounds in the agony of the underwater world using concrete sounds, noises and percussions. Bahia is computer music, a sort of circular repetitive track with a rhythmic base. 

Omaggio a Miles for midi guitar and synth is an atmospheric piece with a “false trumpet” dancing on it dedicated to Miles Davis. Omaggio a Miles II proposes a contracted version of the former track. Improvviso dinamico is a long track of contemporary electronics with a slow flowing sound with pressing percussive interferences. Analogica is music for a ballet based on sampled synthesized water sounds that flow directly through the head of the listeners. A Raoul elaborates electronically the sounds of the accordion of Raul Barbosa and brings them to collide with extreme sampled string sounds.

Download is a patchwork of sounds and materials coming from the net creating a climate of organized confusion. Connessioni is a long suite based on the sounds of a cello that reveals once more the capacities acquired by Ruggero during these 23 years of experimentation. This work reproduces a wide range of climates and it may be seen as an accurate survey of the formative path of an artist who has a relevant role in Italian electronic music scene.

Cat. number: DNN 011 C
Year: 2018

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