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Natura Morta

by Andrea Belfi

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Meinolf Reul Ein Meisterwerk. (Nachtmusik.) Favorite track: Roteano.
Stéfan Németh
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Stéfan Németh 'Natura Morta' is Italian for 'still life', and it is precisely Andrea's aim to explore inanimate nature using sound, vibration and repetition. Two wonderful explorations, each composed of 3 tracks, that constitute a mesmerising testament to aural discipline, modulation, and abstraction. Favorite track: Roteano.
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Dotflac Natura Morta is the soundtrack to a film noir you are watching alone in a cinema.

The atmosphere is thick of darkness, full of stifling dust. The black and white motion picture reel is grainy, undefined. Slowly, you get sucked into the plot, carried by the jittery electroacoustic craft, disoriented by relentless drums patterns, sizzling cymbals, subtle synthetic decaying pads in the background.

This music is a rattlesnake, hypnotizing you before injecting his narcotic venom into your veins. Favorite track: Oggetti Creano Forme.
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Natura Morta, "dead nature" or "still life". This album can be understood as a powerful study of the minute details of the art of electro-acoustic composition, as much as the Renaissance "nature morte" were a masterful display of the artist’s skill in portraying the glow of a ripe fruit, or capturing the light beaming on a vacant chair.

Six tracks, to be listened to as two long explorations in the art of variation and repetition. Layers of drums and percussions intertwine with synth waves making the portrait come to life, detail after detail, until a complex figure emerges from the white canvas. The constant, unsteady sounds, wavering noise, swirling cymbals, and distant feedback gently pull the listener into the picture, letting them enjoy every detail of this beautifully staged compositions.

Recorded at EMS studio, Stockholm, ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin, this album mixes influences from both Italian minimalism and the electro-acoustic contemporary scene. Somewhere in between the electronics of Keith Fullerton Whitman, the percussive repetitions of Jon Mueller, and the atmospheric sensibility of Pan-American.


released November 7, 2014


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Andrea Belfi Berlin, Germany

“You have no concept of just how much a lone kettle drum can blow your mind until you've heard Andrea play one.” – Mary Anne Hobbs via The Guardian

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