Prayer For The Forest

by ALIO DIE & ANTONIO TESTA

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Duff Egan
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Duff Egan "This and HEALING HERB'S SPIRIT are a must-have if you are drawn to the ethno- shamanic sound blends."

- Steve Roach

if that's not enough, i don't know what is. A life-changing record for me and worth everyone's time. Alio Die is a master of organic sound-worlds.
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Ambient rainforests and native drums - this could be a pathway to the soul. In follow-upto their "Healing Herb's Spirit" release (Crowd Control Activities)Italian multi-instrumentalists Antonio Testa and Alio Die (Stefano Musso) have made a recording of spirited release.
The six tracks here merge fluidly into one another and massage your brain for just about an hour.
Prayer for the Forest works its spiritual, tribal ways in the droning "A Mechanical Dust Sphere".One pictures a deep, lush Costa Rican forest in pitch darkness except for a distant, almost neon vibrant path of silhouetted shapes.
Samples and environmental recordings showcase the underbelly of "Ancestor's Breath",a methodical track taking very slow steps towards its end. The cinematic air to this disc is quiet and dark, prowling through your subconscious.
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released March 16, 2015

Composed and performed by Antonio Testa (SIAE/ASCAP) & Stefano Musso (BMI)
between 2000 and 2001, edited and mixed on Pro Tools

Antonio Testa: Percussion, flute, stalagmite, sound recordings, samples.
Stefano Musso: Samples, textures and drones, environmental recordings, digital effects, photographs & design.

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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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