** 2021 Stock ** Maurizio Marsico is one of the most extrovert, versatile and prolific musicians on the Italian scene. Always fascinated by artificial sounds and the interaction between man and machine, Marsico is an emblematic example of those musicians who - despite being born in an academic environment - deal with modernity and technology. During his career he has been able to range from austere experimentation to typically 80s Italodisco, from collaborations with RAI programme to cosmic electronics. In all, about forty albums, often impossible to find, with various pseudonyms that almost show a desire to camouflage themselves in the boundless contemporary record market.
After the 80s revival of "The Sunny Side Of The Dark Side" and the collaboration with synth master Riccardo Sinigaglia in "Nature spontanee", Marsico revives his most prolific creature - the Monofonic Orchestra - with the new "Post Human Folk Music", another courageous electronic experiment of only three tracks dominated by the monumental "Sticky Metal Tiles", a good 45 minutes long. Post-human folk music, as it is (almost) devoid of acoustic elements, defined by Marsico as "visions of sounds and notes beyond dystopian realities", with quotations from Ballard ("even the worst science fiction is better than the best contemporary fiction"), who underlines how art is by its nature abstraction, distancing itself from reality, therefore artificial. Even man himself becomes artificial, as he is continually enriched by "emotional" or interactive prostheses that are not seen in a de-evolutionary sense, as in the case of the Residents, but rather in a hyper-evolutionary sense, as an enrichment and expansion of the human experience ("Let's stop demonising those hyper-connected to smartphones, let's face it, they are new technologically extended human beings").