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il grande silenzio - il grande silenzio (cd)


ARTIST // il grande silenzio
LABEL // two acorns (jp)
CAT // 2a002cd


Within an extremely slow tempo, the raw sounds by banjo and self-built equipment by Il Grande Silenzio barely form a shape of music, like the soundtrack for silent characters in a monotone world. Il Grande Silenzio, the name taken from the title of a spaghetti western, is Minoru Sato and Atsuo Ogawa, both of which are working in the field of contemporary art. Minoru Sato plays the self-built instrument "RP3M". Atsuo Ogawa plays banjo, and provides voice. The music pieces of this first album were recorded between Autumn 2009 and Spring 2010. 'home' and 'OTO', made by an approach to improvisation, represents the original form of Il Grande Silenzio's free-style sessions. 'November' and "forest" were formed by repeating simple phrases for long durations. Inside the music is an ambiguous harmony, like a new form of extreme folk music. Il Grande Silenzio is available in a custom 6-panel sleeve, in a first edition CD of 500 copies.