Maurizio Abate & Matteo Uggeri :: Beyond Time (Time Released Sound)

A recommended effort which successes to launch a bridge between folk-ish experimentation, electro-acoustic paradigms and minimal ambient soundscapes.

Maurizio Abate & Matteo Uggeri :: Beyond Time (Time Released Sound)

Well known for his chamber post-rock orchestra Sparkle in Grey as well as his numerous friendship collaborations (with Deison, Andrea Ferraris, Francesco Giannico…) The Milan based sound artist Matteo Uggeri is back with one nicely made and beautifully craft based dreamy ambient folk album. In this new adventure he is accompanied by Maurizio Abate on various string instruments. Matteo provides sculpted and sonic electronic sound textures while Maurizio writes melodious-introspective lines but also processes to aleatoric manipulations on acoustic instruments.

The result is exquisitely dreamy, eerily contemplative and melancholic with slight touches of humor and poetical derision (which is a usual stylistic signature in Matteo Uggeri’s musical production). An important gallery of field recordings and found sounds enrich the content and provide a convincing cinematic-poetical mood. Hard to categorize this one but it certainly has its legitimacy in the ambient folk sub-genre next to releases from Eilean rec., Shimmering Moods and Wistrec. However, and contrary to the traditional sound aesthetic offered by representative bands of the genre, this album includes an important dose of treatments and even a minimal dada-esque glitch flavor, punctuated by a pleasant sense of exoticism and experimentalism.

A recommended effort which successes to launch a bridge between folk-ish experimentation, electro-acoustic paradigms and minimal ambient soundscapes.

Beyond Time is available on Time Released Sound.

TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.