Sindre Bjerga & Fabio Orsi - Brombron 28: Faded Brown And Gray
Korm Plastics kp 3059 (CD says kp 3058 - who cares?)
CD only - 300 copies
Barcode: 753907989281 (not on package)
Korm Plastics is proud to present the twenty-eigth release in the Brombron series (missing numbers? may never follow?). Originally a co-production between Staalplaat and Extrapool, it is now hosted by co-curator Frans de Waard. In the year 2000 Frans de Waard and Extrapool started the Brombron project. Two or more musicians become artists in residence in Extrapool, an arts initiative in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with a fully equipped sound recording studio. These artists can work in a certain amount of time on a collaborative project; a project they always wished to do, but didn't have the time or the equipment to realize.
Fabio Orsi is an electronic musician from Taranto (Southern Italy) specialising in atmospheric drone. He is a young and talented composer recently revealed in a series of publications received by an enthusiastic chorus of critical approval. In his compositions the languages of popular tradition meet the avantgarde approach, creating an original and charm mix. Orsi's music originates with field recordings through which he seeks to capture images in sound inspired by the historic pre-war folk recordings made by Alan Lomax. Orsi says he admires the way in which Lomax was able to present folklore not merely as some historic artefact but as "an expression of suffering with a thirst for rebellion". His first release, Osci, was recorded in Salento and its two tracks, total playing time 36 minutes, are described by the Italian online magazine SentireAscoltare as: "a patchwork of edited found sounds, drones, microwaves with sparse notes of guitar, piano and synth".
Since his 2005 debut, Fabio Orsi has consolidated his reputation as a key figure of the international nu-folk electronica underground with a bewildering yet fascinating series of solo works and collaborations dominated by psychedelically flavoured soundscapes. Orsi creates atmospheric audio postcards with a tangible sense of time and place, utilizing layers of guitars, old keyboards and found sounds, having a keen attention to details, loops develop so naturally that it's almost impossible to notice when certain sounds are brought in and out. Electronic sounds meets the humoral sonorities made by the six chords, projecting enchanted landscapes on a vibrant horizon, with an intimate sensibility, abstract and emotional, deep and dreamy melodies, Orsi Structures pieces of crystalline beauty and his music sounds like the shout of revolt of a young guy in the south of Italy, who starting from poetry, has then chosen music as the most effective way to his vent of expression, hypnotic and seductive.
His works are out for many different labels around in the world, A Silent Place (Ita), Last Visible Dog (Usa), Digitalis Industries (Usa), Preservation (Australia), Porter Records (Usa), Low Point (Uk), Root Don Lonie (Nz), Ruralfaune (France) and many others, playing his tunes in different and important festivals in Italy, like Signal, Piombino Experimenta, Flussi Sonori, Lucania Film Festival. After his first release, Osci (Lp, SmallVoices 2005) he worked and work with many artists, My Cat Is An Alien, Gianluca Becuzzi, Valerio Cosi, Brad Rose, Seaworthy, Pimmon..., and his discography is full of collaborations as split releases or properly collaborative minds meeting.
Fabio Orsi has archieved critique and fans, imposing his name as one of the most promising and representative of the entire Italian and international electronic indipendent scene, his music speak like a deep hole into the ground of loved/hated traditional music, it's a snatch with the past, watching it from unusual perspective, with deforming lens under coloured lights, music never meets Art, it is something like a hack. Where the streets are swelling as the veins and the buildings are collapsing, he plants a microphone cold as a needle, he plays naked and old melodies just for lovers.
Sindre Bjerga from Norway has since around the mid-90s been working in the fields of experimental / psychedelic drone / collage music.
He has been touring all over Europe, also Russia, Ukraine, Argentina and Japan for many years and has released more than 100 records on labels all over the world.
He has for years been playing in steady units like Bjerga/Iversen, Star Turbine, A Vibrant Struggle and a few more, as well as collaborating with Fabio Orsi, Robert Horton, Alan Courtis, Lasse Marhaug, Culver, Micromelancolie, and My Cat is an Alien, to name a few.
IHe also runs the Gold Soundz label ( www.hifiallergy.wordpress.com)
"Majestic balance burns through damaged synapse. Entrancing electro-acoustic scratch, long form isolationism and cavernous tape-drone meditation from Sindre Bjerga, who should need no introduction after his prolific string of releases on various labels across the underground spectrum"
"What remains consistent from one release to the next is a sense of personality. Whatever sub-sub-sub genre he happens to be working in – space-drone, gurglecore, dictaphonics, others of his own devising – he imbues it with an engaging, informing intelligence. Playful, unafraid to meander, yet always attentive, thought through and sharp when it needs to be." - Rob Hayler, Radio Free Midwich
"A very fine piece of electro-acoustic music, not highly refined – in fact: far from it – but a rather personal touch from this great Norwegian guy. Very nice indeed. Catch this guy playing when it he is in your area." - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly
In October 2013 Orsi and Bjerga recorded in the Extrapool studio a work of haunting beauty. A delicate, precise mixture of Orsi's guitar playing and Bjerga's microcassettes, contact microphones captured in a myriad of electronics. Warm music, intense, yet also dark - like various shades of gray, brown and black. Cover with photographs by Fabio Orsi.
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