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Scraps Upon Tempered Fields
As The Growing Lines Twist And Turn

MASSIMO TONIUTTI Variation Séculaire Géomagnétique (Antidocument/Groundwork)

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Massimo Toniutti is an Italian sound designer and experimental musician. He is the brother of Giancarlo Toniutti who is best known for his electroacoustic masterpiece La Mutazione which was originally released on the Broken Flag label in the UK and later re-issued by Klanggalerie. Massimo started working with sound when he was a teenager, collecting and playing recordings of all kinds. In the 1980s he released four cassettes on his own label, all heavily influenced by the experimental music scene of that time. He soon developed a strong relation to electroacoustic structures, space/environment and silence. In the 1990s, he began investigating radio, creating his own sound archive and producing unusual broadcasts. He released an album entitled Il Museo Selvatico, which was re-issued in Australia in 2018 on Oren Ambarchi's label Black Truffle. A documentation of his radio work can be heard on the CD Le Gabbiette Di Faraday, collecting radio pieces from 1996 to 1998. After a twenty year break, the cassette Antidocument/Groundwork was released in 2016 in a tiny edition of only 100 copies. Klanggalerie asked Massimo Toniutti to re-issue this composition on CD to which he agreed. When work was started, Massimo decided to extend it to a much longer piece which became Variation Séculaire Géomagnétique. if you are into Musique Concrete, Dark Ambient or simply beautifully crafted atmospheric music, then this release is for you. Full tracklist: 1. Scraps Upon Tempered Fields 2. Turning Into Magnetic Charge 3. As The Growing Lines Twist And Turn. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Come suggeriscono i titoli delle tre lunghe tracce - l ultima totalmente inedita - e le criptiche note di copertina, ci si sente trasportare tra detriti che si trasformano in carica magnetica in una dimensione sospesa nel tempo e nello spazio, passando dall Eremo delle Carceri di Assisi alla cima del Monte Pasubio sulle Dolomiti alle isole dell arcipelago zaratino in Croazia. Variazioni minime nel campo geomagnetico di paesaggi familiari, registrati con lirica scrupolosità dal radar creativo del ricercatore friulano.
(Blow Up, January 2020)

Scapes Upon Tempered Fields runs at the thirteen & a half minute mark, and brings together a dense & feasting sound picture that finds layers of scaping & scuttling textures, and long creeks & woody bends- all underfed by subtle nudges of brooding bowing & sinister vibe like hovers. Next, we have Turning Into Magnetic Charge - this once again runs around the thirteen & half mark, and here we find a slightly more angular & eerier, yet no less manic & layered blend of tinkling & shifting textural detail, creepy music box vibe darts, low-key bowing & subtlety surreal sound play.
(Musique Machine, May 2020)