Lorenzo Montanà – Black Ivy & Serpe
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The re-release of the first two albums from Italian electronic composer Lorenzo Montanà. Black Ivy & Serpe appeared on the late great Pete Namlook’s German label Fax +49-69/450464.
This debut Solo-CD of Lorenzo Montanà is a fascinating mixture of IDM/Glitch and Chill-Out/Ambient combining different styles and modern production technologies. The sound is fresh and unassimilated,futuristic and “80s” at the same time. Using this unique music mixture BLACK IVY describes the microcosmos of flora, lakes, ancient landscapes… the sound of the sap and microscopic life forms. Debut CDs often have this special magic that comes from years of collection and dedication to the best sounds and compositions the artist was able to find to finally release them.
Serpe’s sound describes the true story of “la festa dei serpari”. Each year, people from all over Italy descend upon the small mountain village of Cocullo. For la festa dei serpari, snakes are collected and wrapped around statues of St. Dominic in the hopes of being cured of various ailments. Afterwards, the snakes are returned to their natural habitat. “Serpe” is Lorenzo’s personal vision of these ritual events, describing the “spiritual” energy that provides inspiration to carry on this old tradition.
Pete Namlook RIP
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