Over the last 15 or so years, the Italian composer, Mauro Lanza, has quietly issued a fascinating body of work, shifting between electronic and acoustic tactics, that has steadily pushed the boundaries of experimental and avant-garde music. His contribution to Matière Mémoire’s MMXX Series, Fully Automated Luxury Communism (MMXX-14), is no exception to the rule.
Among the most tonally and structurally challenging releases in the entire series, Lanza’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism is a masterful work of electroacoustic artistry, encountering the composer interweaving brilliant detail, tonal punctuation, and shifting harmonics with staggering atonalities and buzzing electronics, culminating as a visionary universe of sound that nods toward the future as much as to iconic mid 20th century electronic works produced at studios like GRM, EMS, Columbia, and Princeton.
An absolutely thrilling, mind-bending listen from the first sounding to the last, Lanza’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism can’t help but lock the mind on a rising star. Issued in a limited edition of 500 copies, on a single sided crystal clear vinyl LP with a laser engraved artwork on the other, housed in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, and containing an artist print by Lanza, this one can’t be missed.
Matière Mémoire presents the MMXX Series. In anticipation of the year 2020, Matière Mémoire asked 20 great artists to create an original 20 minutes piece and an artwork. Throughout this year, each quarter will see the release of 5 new vinyls, available individually or as a bundle. Each record is limited at 500 copies and comes as a crystal clear vinyl featuring an original track of 20 minutes on one side, and a laser engraved artwork on the other. Each contained in a transparent sleeve printed with the MMXX logo, and each coming with a print of the artist artwork.