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The Garland of Dissolution

by Alio Die ≈ Remco Helbers

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<=> an exquisite alchemy of collaboration. This sonic Nag Champa fills the silence with eastern aromas that can only enhance one's sacred space...Bliss 🙏
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doctsect I have almost every album Stefano Musso has released over his long wonderful career, this by far is one of his best collaborative works. Soft & mystical, gentle & powerful. Holds aspects of his early work in sentiment, yet carries an open maturity that nearly is touching on grace. This: Slow, delicate, rich, twinkling, ... An album for sunrise; An atmosphere for dusk.. An otherly world you never want to leave. Master-work. Favorite track: Entering the Intimate Fragrance of Beatitude.
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elofhj elm gorgeous flow with exotic instrumentation. purchased on bandcamp friday, cheers!
Gary Zaepfel
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Gary Zaepfel Beautiful, Alio and Remco!
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Edward J Roller There is so much happening musically with the instrumentation, yet the mix never feels too dense or crowded. A fantastic release you just know took a long time to produce. The results are timeless and beautiful. Thank you for an outstanding collaboration.
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released January 30, 2021

All tracks composed and played by Stefano Musso (Bmi)
and Remco Helbers between 2015 and 2020 at Lunae studio, Italy and Schiedam, The Netherlands

Alio Die: zither, sitar, drones and loops, field recordings.

Remco Helbers plays:
1: guitar-soundscape, shakuhachi, rudra-veena, shortwave radio, framedrum, mbira, sampled bonang.
2 : zither, shakuhachi, bowed surbahar, various bells.
3 : framedrum, udu-scrapes, angklung, trap-cymbal.
4 : rudra-veena, shakuhachi, ney, angklung, ankleshakers, sampled bonang.
5 : guitar, zither, ney, framedrum, various bells, thai-gong, angklung, sampled bonang.
6 : guitar-soundscape, shakuhachi, surbahar, dvojnice, angklung,
bells, atmospherics (rain-samples).

Petra Helbers: jungle recording on track 5
Milah van Zuilen: Tibetan monk recordings on track 2

Cover fractals by Remco Helbers ~ Inside pictures and 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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