2) Bloom Rain
5) Vertical Corridors
6) Behind The Stone Wall
7) Corde Del Vento
8) Unknown Passage
A slow ritualistic descent towards electronic atmospheres of introspection. Within Italian composer Montanà’s eight tracks, underground corridors meet immense rooms closed for centuries where echoes of ancient instruments resound as if crystallized over time. His mysterious shimmering electronics, acoustic strings and sound textures softly tumble into a solemn flow abandoned to mists, darkness and nocturnal emotional melodies.
Conceived with a theatrical flourish, Descent is a constant of obscured colors, a symphony of slow movements where hauntingly expressive piano, somber cello, understated guitar and hidden chants mesh to reveal a contemporary classical environment. Instruments of antiquity — such as the Kithara, the Marxophone, and the Egyptian Oud — are resampled in an environment of rich meditative atmospheres; it’s an expressive mindscape of stately proportions, a blurred world ever so slightly beyond reach.
The album’s passionate electro-acoustic miniatures present a mosaic of inexhaustible electronic microcosms for deep listening, gently descending into complex dreamlike realms and rooms.
“This musician has a gift, perhaps even a genius, for translating thought and emotion into sonic form. Each piece feels infused with a measure of mystery and secrecy.” – Chuck Van Zyl, Star’s End
Lorenzo Montanà is an Italian soundtrack composer, sound engineer and producer. His 2019 The Threshold of Beauty collaboration with Alio Die is Projekt’s most successful release of 2021, thanks to curated digital playlist placement. Montanà started in the 90s producing & arranging more than 40 albums across the electronic, ambient, IDM, jazz, classical and rock genres. He released his first solo album (Black Ivy, 2009) and the 5-CD Labyrinth collaboration series with Pete Namlook on the label FAX +49-69/450464. His work as soundtrack composer landed in the trailer of The Hunger Games 1 & 2, Blade Runner 2049, Coriolanus and more. There is a cinematic aspect to Lorenzo’s works where the cinema, of course, is often in your mind.