Electric Creatures is the result of a long process in which I questioned and redefined my relationship with the genre that is most often called “contemporary classical” music. I have played everything from Grisey to Boulez to Reich, and I’ve come to a conclusion. What I’m interested in now is a music that combines deep and complex compositional ideas with the accessibility typical of certain popular musical genres: rock, ambient and electronic music.
Electric Creatures features compositions that explore a vast terrain: a meticulous spectral work on the harmonic series is immersed in drones that evoke Brian Eno’s ambient productions, an avant-garde tribute to Led Zeppelin, a post-modern hip-hop extravaganza for electric guitar and voices filtered through a boombox, minimal melodies that develop into a Pink Floydian distortion, and a soundscape where Arvo Pärt’s legacy meets Radiohead and Sigur Rós.
I am searching--like many others before me--for a musical world that is more than what it seems. I want a music full of textural, timbral, and emotional vibrancy, a music that draws the listener back again and again to discover something utterly profound in spite of its simplicity.
released February 22, 2019
Giacomo Baldelli - Electric Guitar
Kate Soper - Voice on And Watch
_rfk (aka Giovanni Di Raimo) – Electronics on Bare
Produced by Giacomo Baldelli
Executive Producer: Felpa
Recorded by Giacomo Baldelli in New York City - October 2017 - June 2018
Mixed by Alessandro Grisendi at OOOPStudio - Reggio Emilia - Italy
additional recording and mixing by Nick Norton, Ryan Pratt, Kate Soper around the US in 2017-2018
Mastered by Daniele Mammi at MOMI - Reggio Emilia - Italy - August 2018
Artwork: Jennifer Boyd
Photo: Il Bramante
© SUSSIDIARIA 2018
"Two" (R.Pratt) Official Video directed by OOOPStudio: youtu.be/uZ02UF1indg
CD Limited Edition available on AudioGlobe (Official International Distributor): www.audioglobe.it/disk.php?code=8016670109556&iLang=en