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Best of 2022

Luciano Maggiore

Very Cheap Non-human Animal Imitations (White LP)

Label: Xing

Series: Xong Collection

Format: LP

Genre: Sound Art

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** Edition of 150 White Vinyl ** Xing presents the artist record Very Cheap Non-human Animal Imitations by Luciano Maggiore, fifth release in the of the Xong series.

The white vinyl LP is in a numbered edition of 150 copies, including a collector's edition of 33 copies, each accompanied by an animal drawing traced on carbon paper. 

Very Cheap Non-human Animal Imitations amicably mimics the wonderful presentations of songs from birds and other protagonists of the animal world, made available by the ornithologist and publisher Jean-Claude Roche in the 1980s. “The recordings were made in 2021 on the sofa at home, with an old tape recorder. Without trying to refine a vocal technique, I relied on the perceived timbral closeness I had with some of the non-human animals that I imitated. I hope that soon, as the world moves in an anti-speciesist direction, the naïvety of this work will become an outrageous homage to a different present.”

Luciano Maggiore is a Palermo-born, London-based musician whose work is characterised by the use of speakers and several analogue/digital devices (samplers, CD players, walkmans, tape recorders) and addresses the performativity of the musical act, the perception of it, and the obscurity that emanates from it. His main interests include mechanisms of sound diffusion, performance, repetition, endurance, non-human animal languages, dance, folklore. With Louie Rice, he started NO-PA/PA-ON, a project that deals with performing score-based works, both acoustic and amplified. His works are published by Balloon & Needle, Boring Machines, Consumer Waste, edizioni luma, Hideous Replica, Kohlhaas, Palustre, Senufo editions, 1000Füssler, TakuRoku, Triscele Registrazioni, Tulip records, After Action Review and Xing.

Cat. number: XX05
Year: 2022
Limited hand-numbered edition of 150 copies on white vinyl. Glossy sleeve, die-cut on rear. Glossy printed inner sleeve.