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andrea belfi - Wege

andrea belfi


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LABEL: Room40
GENRE: Electronic | FORMAT: CD | CATALOG N. RM446 | YEAR. (2012)

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Wege translates as 'path' and it's a fitting title for the latest rendering from master percussionist and experimental composer Andrea Belfi. The albums' four pieces act as orientation points through some imaginary sonic landscape. Wege is Belfi's forth LP (the first with Room40), and stems entirely from compositions completed at two artist-in-residence projects in Austria (Hotel Pupik) and in Brussels (Q-O2 Werkplatz). The album is built around a cyclic electro-acoustic system, through which Belfi has developed a complex musical network of possibilities. With this electro-acoustic system, influenced in part by Steve Reich's 'Pendulum Music', Wege's four pieces revolve around spiraling interconnections of synthesizer, feedback and drums. Belfi explains further : This device creates feedbacks on two drums on my drum kit, and I can modify it by stopping and stretching the drum skins with hands and various kinds of sticks, mallets and brushes, and/or by filtering the feedback with an a modular synthesizer.' Edited in a quiet apartment in Greifswald (Germany) a small town on the Baltic Sea, the record bears marks of the stillness of the surroundings in which it was finalised. There is a sense of hushed awe and a subtle reference to the wind swept coldness of the landscape in these pieces. Wege is mastered and mixed by Giuseppe Ielasi. (label press)

Notes   Tracklisting

Recorded by Ludo Engels at Q-O2 Werkplatz Brussels, October 2009
Edited by Andrea Belfi, February 2011
Mixed and Mastered March 2011
Graphic Design By Hartebeest

1   A
Drums, Percussion, Electronics – Andrea Belfi Revox – Valerio Tricoli Violin – Stefano Roveda Words – Auriel Martin Reich, Echo Ho, Johanna Lettmayer, Jong Won Choi, Josef Novotny, Martin Zrost
2   B
Cello – Greg Haines Double Bass – Stefano Pilia Drums, Percussion, Electronics, Voice – Andrea Belfi Rotating Speaker – Attila Faravelli Slide Guitar,acoustic Guitar – Andrea Faccioli Vibraphone – Stefano Tedesco Violin – Stefano Roveda
3   C
Drums, Percussion, Electronics – Andrea Belfi Rotating Speaker – Attila Faravelli Words – Manuel Giannini
4   D
Drums, Percussion, Electronics,harmonica – Andrea Belfi Guitar – Machinefabriek