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Raag Drone Theory




Zeit is Tommaso Cimò, who teams up with Alio Die for a single, fragile, meditative track glittering with notes dripping off their respective zithers,gradually shape shifting for three seconds shy of the maximum capacity of a compact disc.
Alio Die also plays psaltery and manipulates his trademark drones and loops, while Zeit commands a bowed psaltery, shruti box, and provides a slew of samples to the mix. Particularly effective are the sounds of dampened human commotion and interaction in appearing after about half an hour.
Pristinely recorded(at one sitting?) in August 2006. More of that remarkably serene work of Alio Die which captures some gentle moment forever.

Stephen Fruitman (Sonomu.net)


released October 5, 2018

All music composed and perfomed by
Stefano Musso(©BMI) and Tommaso Cimò.

Acoustic sessions was recorded in Lunigiana, Italy
at Chiostro dell’Annunziata and the Wood Sanctuary in August 2006.

Alio Die: psaltery, zither, drones and loops
Zeit: zither, bowed psaltery, shruti-box

Mastered at Temple Studio, Italy 2007

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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