| ?ALOS |
The Chaos Awakening
Label : Cheap Satanism Records
Year : 2019
Format : Cassette
Style : Experimental
Availability : In stock
Price : 8.30 € - BUY
|Description :||Eclipses, breaths, wind, goddesses, Mediterrenean, Middle Eastern or Asian myths, Potnia Theron, Artemis, Cybele, Diana, Eris, Hecate, the Muses, the magic of the origins: the coordinates of this album take us far back in time and to the southeast of the globe.
With this album, The Chaos Awakening, ?Alos continues her research into the mystical, magical, shamanistic and pagan side of music and vocals. Following the elements Earth and Water, her attention now turns to Air and Fire.
A single track lasting 20 minutes, a live recording which aims to capture a ritual in order to reawaken the chaos that surrounds us and which is deep inside us all.
?Alos fuses the ancient and the contemporary, using above all her voice, melding it together with ethnic instruments from Vietnam as well as handmade instruments such as modular synthesizers and 'The Chaos Scepter'; a two cord wooden instrument built specifically for her by Nude Guitars.
Marcello Batelli was the sound engineer and sonic researcher who recorded, mixed and mastered The Chaos Awakening.
Recording was done live during an artistic residency in Valico Terminus (Ramiseto), a roadman's cottage situated between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, managed by two curators: Giovanni Cervi and Nila Shabnam Bonetti. A location dedicated to receive and support artists in the production of new works.
The album has been released on 23rd September, the day of the Fall Equinox, in Italy. It's a one-sided LP in a limited edition of 300 copies with a screenprinted B-side, done by hand by Algas as well as the cover.
?Alos is Stefania Pedretti. Stefania from 2006 to 2011 lives and works in Berlin, now lives in Ravenna. Active from 1998, she is a member of OVO and of the historical female band ALLUN. She has played in more than one thousand concerts and she has released four albums as ?Alos. ?Alos is a musician and an experimental performer, from 2003 she melts these disciplines to create shows/performances in which live music is a basic element.
Her work surpasses the boundary between performing arts, integrating experimental music, performance, improvisation and video art and makes the audience participate actively in the show through the stimulation of the six senses. The feminine figure is the basis of each performative action and its role both in history and in the contemporary society is critically investigated. In 2015 and 2016 she collaborated with the director Markus Öhrn in the Azdora project. From 2017 she start to collaborate with Santarcangelo Festival as a music curator. She has played in the whole of Italy and Europe, in the United States, Canada, Russia, China, Vietnam, Mexico and Israel.
|Titles :||01. The Chaos Awakening - 20:00 |