2 Dreaming tree
3 Crepuscular birds
4 La grotta delle Naiadi
5 Numinous veins
6 Across a splendid vista
Amidst the Circling Spires is a captivating electro-ambient journey into an interior space, weaving visions of strong emotional impact. Sylvi’s heavenly voice drifts within the highly processed acoustic sounds created by Alio Die: a hybrid between – sonorous soundscapes and acoustic mysticism. The treated tones are an essential magma – organic and animated – luring the listener in like an ancestral call or an ancient saga. The loops, played with carillon, kalimba, zither, different objects and field recordings, blend into finely-detailed layered and treated.
Sylvi’s voice is intense and moving, evanescent and precise – each song a mantra exploring a unique soundworld. Her vocals interact deeply with the melodies and atmosphere of Alio Die as they weave together like dark roots underground.
The ecstatic and ritualistic landscapes that these artists offer shine with a magic all their own – giving rise to a multiple array of meditations perfectly mixed with unique pathos and abstraction.
Alio Die is the artistic name of Stefano Musso’s shimmering, expansive dronescaping project. Italy’s Musso’s began in experimental ambient research which evolved into the work of Alio Die in 1989. He is also known for his fruitful collaboration with Robert Rich, vidnaObmana, Mathias Grassow and others. Characterized by evocative and textural sounds manipulated and tendered electronically, Alio Die’s work builds intimate organic atmospheres tied to the mystery and majesty of life and nature: a poignant and ecstatic journey of music.
Sylvi Alli is a Bay Area-based singer, musician, and composer whose style ranges widely from neo-folk to ambient to experimental; her focus and passion is exploring the boundaries of vocal expression. She works mainly as a solo artist, having recorded and produced four albums released by Vertical Pool, and has composed music for numerous film soundtracks, as well as for dance and theater. Alli has been a core member of ParaTheatrical ReSearch since 1997.
Release Date: Jan 21 2014