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Joining their growing catalog of unearthed Italian gems, we’re overjoyed to announce Archeo Recordings’ expanded reissued of Paolo Modugno’s brilliant long lost album Brise D'Automne. A member of the legendary multi-media performance collective O.A.S.I., a singular composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Paolo Modugno’s work stands tall within the incredible canon of recordings to emerge in the hands of the 1980’s Italian experimental avant-garde - a hybrid of countless musical traditions from across the globe, joined with experimental electroacoustic practice, and the deep ambiences of New Age.
Brise D'Automne - originally issued in 1988 on the coveted Stile Libero imprint, is a work without proximity - a Trojan horse embedding it sonic challenges beneath a deceptively accessible skin. Across its sides, complex rhythms and repetitive patterns penetrate ethereal sonic space - sculpting a largely unexplored middle ground between the efforts of Midori Takada, Futuro Antico, Uakti, and the world of pop - a strange rethinking of late Minimalism as it has been rarely heard. With vast reference and touchstone - from the indigenous vocal traditions of Africa, to the instrumental metronomy of Steve Reich and Philip Glass, Brise D'Automne rises as one of the truly striking works of its era - engrossing, challenging, and remarkably beautiful. A long sought after gem, returning to vinyl for the first time since its original issue, Archeo Recordings’ has pulled out the stops - presenting a hand-numbered limited edition of 500, accompanying the original LP with a bonus 12”, containing 2 tracks previously unreleased on vinyl. Not to be missed. Grab it fast, before it’s gone again for good.