ALIO DIE & NICK PARKIN - Aquam Metallicam -
CD - 9 tracks - Musica Maxima Magnetica

The paths of Stefano Musso, the mastermind of Alio Die, and Nick Parkin were bound to cross one day, given the similarities of their musical approach. Nick Parkin, a multi-instrumentalist composer living in London, who has already collaborated with Stillpoint and TUU, worked as a composer for dance and theatre, and released a multitude of solo albums, met Stefano in Italy for the recording of this superb "Aquam Metallicam". When listening to these 9 pieces, one finds that rarely an album title has been chosen more carefully. Magnificent linear, ambient structures pervade the space of cool, metallic sound, from where a panoply of bucolic and ethereal effects surge, gracefully whirling about through this impressive sonic cathedral that lays the musical foundation for each of the pieces. A harmony of elements revealed in all their splendour - air and water, earth, fire and ice communicating with one single spirit, united in the sound of celestial vibrations by these two masters of ambient. A work of overwhelming, timeless beauty.

Highly recommended !

Stéphane F.
September 2002
Translation : Volker

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