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SHARDS OF DISTANT TIMES

Label: Karlrecords (D)

Catalog# KR076

Format: LP, CD, album

Released: March 27th, 2020

Bandcamp page: Karlrecords on Bandcamp


The album explores the liminal areas of the contemporary soundscape that are characterized by the presence of human voice coming from old and timeworn recordings. Like in the auditory pareidolia, the psychological phenomenon in which the mind hears indistinct voices in random noise where none exist, voices and music emerge from the everyday soundscape through the omnipresent internet connected devices, creating glitches between time and space.

Tracklist:

01 Phoenix

02 Fractal Tears

03 Every Forgotten Word

04 The Overturned Abacus

05 Not Enough Menmory

06 Kids Playing With Iron Slags (Beach Scene)

07 Rhizomatic Realities


composed and produced by Giulio Aldinucci


mastered by Helmut Erler at D&M, Berlin

artwork by kaidoh, based on a photography by Giulio Aldinucci



 



Quotes from some album's reviews:

"Shards of Distant Times looks at the porous membrane between past and present while simultaneously tackling the internet as sound.[...] Aldinucci’s sonic detritus reflects shards of this beautiful wreckage. Perhaps there is hope after all."

A CLOSER LISTEN (USA)


"Ein überwältigendes Album. 8.3"

HHV MAG (D)


"Aldinucci’s authorial zenith is situated at the oxymoronic crossroads between formal abstraction and the overflowing vividness of feeling, a balance that only close contact with their interiority guarantees the most excellent interpreters to go beyond themselves and sublimate."

ESOTEROS (I)


"Het levert wederom een bij de strot grijpend prachtig meesterwerk op!"

DE SUBJECTIVISTEN (NL)


"A great journey through fragments of a state of mind set in this sound work."

EL RUIDO ES EL MENSAJE (AR)

"Shards Of Distant Times investe letteralmente il corpo anzitutto con voci trasfigurate ed estese per l’eternitŕ, perché č da qualche Eternitŕ che provengono."

THE NEW NOISE (I)


"Ferne Zeiten und ungeahnte Erinnerungen, ein Ambient-Meisterwerk zum laut aufdrehen."

ARTNOIR (CH)


"Melancholie verpakt in een geniaal sounddesign. Aldinucci bewijst hier nogmaals dat hij een maestro van de hedendaagse ambient is en deze plaat is dan ookverplichte kost voor ieder­ een die zich al eens wentelt in melan­cholie."

GONZO CIRCUS (NL)


"Táhlé melodie sedmi kompozic desky vždy míří do velkých, rezonujících prostor a zde, v dlouhém echu pomalu plynou prostorem. Shards Of Distant Times je albem, které může mít různá vyznění. Může působit staromilsky, rezignovaně, ale také může být bráno jako kolekce, která se snaží v dnešním Babylonu nacházet pozitivní impulsy do budoucna. Rozhodnutí už je na samotném posluchači."

UNI KULTURNI MAGAZIN (CZ)


"Sono pochi i compositori moderni, i sound artist, che sanno tradurre cosě straordinariamente le tensioni presenti nell'animo di chi non sa rinunciare all'incanto, Giulio Aldinucci č uno di questi. E' un prezioso musicista che in tempi cosě bui sa ancora distribuire salvifica sacralitŕ."

SHERWOOD (I)

"Zijn elegante stijl die ambient en field recordings combineert kwam volledig tot zijn recht op de eerder op Karl verschenen albums. Ook Shards Of Distant Times is wederom een muzikaal meesterwerkje van sublieme schoonheid en sacrale grootsheid geworden.."

DARKENTRIES (B)


"Un ventaglio di intricati loop e decostruiti frammenti vocali conferisce tratti profondamente umani a una sequenza di paesaggi sonori aliena(n)ti, che imprimono memorie e immagini di coinvolgente, estatica bellezza."

MUSIC WON'T SAVE YOU (I) - ROCKERILLA (I)








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