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They Grow Layers of Life Within


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⎠⎣⩀⩖ I've been a fan since the first copy of Alio Die when I bought it at a music store back in the late 90's. I would place this at my top 5 favorites. It has the meditative drone with uplifting nature soundscapes.
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R* Essentially a long-play album with subtle variation in style throughout the three tracks. This is sonic tapestry at it's finest... a warm, mystical blanket of sound that you can keep sinking into. In my opinion, it's one of the finest releases in Alio Die's solo cannon of work to date and I cant help but marvel at what he continually succeeds in creating, celebrating even; the meditative integration of prayer and sound.
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Brian Bourassa A subdued offering of Alio Die's patented organic sound designs amidst a more synth and basic drone backdrop. Though a departure from the norm, a welcome progression into new territory.
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Alio Die knows the sound and this album is an acoustic cathedral, but it could also be the sound of an ancient forest or what is more pure has survived or escaped the implacable vortices of space-time.
A pure, charming, superlative album, where Alio Die opens passages, planing, flying through. There is no uncertainty, no swelling, no cracking, the sounds emerge, appear and disappear within a solid soundtrack.
Thanks to such dilated sounds the listener sees in the distance. It looks like through a crystal sphere, the trained ear reads messages that Alio Die has received from other worlds thanks to an accustomed sensitivity now capturing in every sound event the sacred and essential.


released June 21, 2017

Alio Die: Zither, Drones and Loops,
Bells, Voice, Field Recordings

Composed and Performed by Stefano Musso (bmi)

Recorded at Lunae Studio,Italy

Between January and December 2016

Photo Processing by Arianna Tondo ~ 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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