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"Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" starts from field recording session made by Attilio Novellino and Saverio Rosi in August of 2013 at the woolen mill “Lanificio Leo”, the oldest textile factory active in Calabria, founded in 1873 in Soveria Mannelli (Cz), currently one of the most signifcant cases of company-museum in Italy and winner of Guggenheim Management Culture Prize in 2011.
The sounds produced by machines from the late 19th century, with their distinctive timbres and unusual rhythmics, were sampled, electronically processed, and recomposed in order to form the lintel for two long suites of electroacoustic music.
Around this industrial/post-digital backbone, Novellino and Rosi trace intricate sound inlays made using granular synthesis softwares, analog instruments_ modular synthesizers, organs, guitar and electric bass_ by cutting, digitally processing and harmoniously interweaving the instrumental contributions of two key fgures in the contemporary free-improv and experimental scene: Rob Mazurek, cornet-electronics, and Tim Barnes, percussion-objects.
The work is the second vinyl release of Discreetrecords catalogue, limited edition of 250 copies, graphic design and packaging by Emilio Leo.