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End of an Era


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    ..Quite a dark and atmospheric album, where the obscurities give the proper preparation to some clear and intense moments... .

    "Credo solo a ciò che non vedo
    e unicamente a quello che sento"
    (Gustave Moreau)

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Crucibulum 05:51


This album is a cross between a kind of pan-global ethnic sound -all those wind instruments - and an almost sacral, late Medieval feeling - had he been born five hundred years ago, Alio Die would no doubt have composed for the church.

Luciano Daini´s cello lends the title track an essential focal point to an otherwise abstract setting that sounds like things quietly falling apart, or gently being pulled apart by angels. Of course the end of any one era means the beginning of another - by the time we get to this point on the album, we're still only a third of the way there..

The next phase of the album is introduced with a whiff of Arabian"Desert´s Breath", which heralds "Il Volo Assunto", featuring the album´s most exquisite textures. While "L´Inequivocabile Quintessenza" rambles too much (ambient improv gone astray), the closing track "Nocturnal Solution" brings us in for a very soft and pleasant landing.

Stephen Fruitman | Sonomu.net


released December 4, 2020


01 La Rocca’s View
02 End of an Era
03 Desert’s Breath
04 Il Volo Assunto
05 Crucibulum
06 L’Inequivocabile Quintessenza
07 Nocturnal Solution

All Tracks Composed and Performed by
Stefano Musso(©BMI) and Luciano Daini
between 2003 and 2007 at Temple Studio
and Rocca Leonella Soft Room.
Mastered on Pro Tools, Milan 2007.

Alio Die: Psaltery, Zither, Drones and Loops ,
Editing and Field Recordings.

Luciano Daini: Cello, Flik-Horn, Zither, Voice, Flutes,
Metals, Percussions, Rattles, Keyboards.

Special Thanks to Saffron Wood
for Air’s sample on "End of an Era".

Photos by Bjorn Mascher.
Clouds Photo by Luciano Daini.
Artwork by Hic Sunt Leones.


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Since the late 80s, Stefano Musso has recorded deep, evocative experimental ambient & electro-acoustic soundscapes under the name Alio Die.
His music is a shadowy, cavernous, intensely detailed fusion of acoustical elements, step-and-repeat sample treatments, sparse, echoing percussion, and deep, atmospheric sound design, textural passages..by the music's vague, entropic formlessness.
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