Otter Songs

by ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI

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Richard Gürtler
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Richard Gürtler ..."Down The Sun Trail" is another breathtaking exploration, showcasing polished synergy of abyssal drones, scary phonographic sounds, acoustic wizardry and eerie overtone singing and chants. A truly virtuoso performance guaranteeing a deeper, shamanistic journey into the cave of the listener's mind...

The final result is beautifully primordial and mysteriously magnificent!!! "Otter Songs" move me into transcendental realms of pure sonic bliss!!! Not far behind the phenomenal "Fissures"...
Duff Egan
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Duff Egan Suddenly I'm deep into an Alio Die month of immersion. I really enjoy when you first understand and appreciate an artist, and their work, and you forever associate this discovery and awareness with a period in your life. The start of 2015 has been memorable and Alio Die is one of the main reasons for it. Amazing soundscapes that transcend the traditional meaning of music. Only a few can really do this; Roach, Oophoi, Wiese, Davies and Weiss come to mind. Alio Die is right there among them.
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Otter Songs is the culmination of the process that began in 2008 by Lingua Fungi and Alio Die.
The idea for the collaboration was born from the initial recordings by Jaakko Padatsu utilizing diverse self made instruments and natural objects including driftwood, snail shells and otter skull ocarinas.
The archaic and arctic drones were later complemented with subtle recordings by Stefano Musso with zither, sitar and other acoustic instruments. The collaboration was sealed with final recordings in Italian spring 2011 by Jaakko Padatsu and Stefano Musso.

From Terra Ultima to Mediterranean, the album brings together the tones of nocturnal cicadae and spring break-up of ice in Bothnian Bay.
Sometimes driven with arctic atavism, sometimes with delicate warm melodies, Otter Songs aims to transcend physical distance by deconstructing and rebuilding the two worlds into boundless celebration of Terra Mater.

The cd comes in a refined 6 panel digipack printed with gold colour.
Artwork by Hic Sunt Leones from original concept and photos by Lingua Fungi.

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released February 5, 2015

Performed and recorded between 2008 and 2011 by Jaakko Padatsu and Stefano Musso in Oulu,Finland and Milano,Italy.

All acoustic instruments and field recordings
by Jaakko Padatsu and Stefano Musso.

Accordion on "Fount of Flowing Water" by Heta Kaisto

Total Time: 61:52
All tracks published by Stefano Musso © 2012 BMI

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ALIO DIE Italy

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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