Praha Meditations

by Alio Die & Mathias Grassow

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After the concert in Prague last year in may, we followed the proposalof friends to play some acoustic instruments spontaneously on top ofthe hill, in Troja, into a circle of stones installations.
Zithers, Tubes, Bells, Rattle and Shells, Flutes..the sessions wereinspired from the special place and the spring's vibes in the wind. Therecordings that are a blueprint of the spirit of that day, were editedin studio by Alio Die, then Mathias Grassow added his electronic dronesto expand the point of view and enrich the flow and layers of thecompositions. The result in eight tracks, show how mostly static and repetitive balanced sounds can interact with our perception duringthe listening time, bringing us into an active and intimate quiet mood,softly absorbing us into some dreams-like and time-opening experience.
Hic Sunt Leones nov.2010


released February 13, 2015

Mathias Grassow: Electronics,Zither,Flute.
Alio Die: Drones and loops, Zither, Seeds and Tubes.

Edoardo Caputo: Bells, Sonorous Objects.
Jana Kolarova: Bells and Shells

Original acoustic sessions recorded by Kristian Kotarac on 24-bit digitalportable recorder in may 24, 2009 at the Three Madonnas, Installationof Stones,Troja, Prague.

Composed,and edited by Mathias Grassow & Alio Die in 2009 & 2010.

Special thanks to Josef Sedlon, Jana Rymonova, Kristian Kotarac, Music Infinity and C(t)nosti for their precious support.

Artwork and photos 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 the music's vague, entropic formlessness.
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