Angeli, Paolo - Nita l'angelo sul trapezio (Mega Blowout Sale)

"Known best as an experimental guitarist, with his ‘‘Giant’ Sardinian guitar – which has a large mechanical claw stuck to the side of its body (to pluck counter melodies), piano-like hammers operated by pedals (to strike the strings), extra strings crossing the main strings at right angles with yet another set of sitar strings mounted on the body, a rope, a viola bridge - which holds yet more strings - and thirteen pickups and microphones which can separately amplify all the elements, sending them to different parts of the stereo picture, Paulo Angeli here steps neatly sideways into a different musical universe, bringing only an unmodified guitar and some pedals with him. Involving a small orchestra of musicians – about 30 of them: a name-check of the disproportionately creative Bologna music community (editor's note: including Deus Ex Machina keyboardist Fabrizio Puglisi) - this composition adds up to an epic programme of highly evolved, minutely composed pieces covering half a planet of styles and audible references. At one pole there are involved pieces that bring to mind (Waka Jawaka) period Zappa and contemporary experimental music - and at the other, the straightforward influence of traditional Sardinian folk music. In between there bloom a broad bouquet of combinations, each telling its own part of the story. Throughout, Paulo’s compositional voice remains the single thread on which all these episodes are strung."
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