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LE FORBICI DI MANITU

GPS / GaPS

Label: SUSSIDIARIA

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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GPS - Gigantic Paradigm Shift and GaPS - Global Art Participation Systems, traveling in the direction of utopian goals and revisiting a synoptic history of the international underground art networks of the last century, from Pataphysics to Fluxus, from Mail Art to the Luther Blissett Project. The 12" clear vinyl disc is applied to an original circular cover (diameter 35 cm) by Emanuela Biancuzzi, with graphic layout by Elisa Landini and Virna Zampolini. The disc was produced in a limited edition of 300 copies, 180 of which included in BAU 14, the remaining 120 available separately. Since 1983, the enigmatic Manitù Rossi heads one of the most singular and eclectic ensembles of the Italian music underground. Le Forbici di Manitù recorded a dozen albums for esteemed international labels and are at ease in the most diverse sound idioms, from post-industrial noise to cover versions of pop-rock classics, from electronic minimalism to lounge jazz. Their most recent project is Tinnitus Tales (Sussidiaria, 2016), a triple themed album with the collaboration of some fifty musicians and visual artists. In the GPS and GaPS suites, Le Forbici di Manitù operate a singular mix of post-cageian serialism a la Reich / Glass / Riley and eclectic citationism, from Tomorrow's Sixties psychedelia to the New Wave of the B Sides, from Fluxus conceptualism to Situationist cut-up.

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Cat. number: BAU 14
Year: 2017