Blutwurst - Anabasi LP

Blutwurst - Anabasi LP

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Format: vinyl LP
Label: Kohlhaas ‎- KHS 015 (Italy, 2020)
Edition: 200 copies on black vinyl
Genre: Contemporary, Electroacoustic
Info & Description (from the original label info):
Founded by a collective of musicians involved in radical improvisation and contemporary classical music, since 2011 Florence-based ensemble Blutwurst has focused their research on the acoustic exploration of sustained tones and slowly transformed patterns of sound.
"Anabasi" is Blutwurst’s fourth full length release, following their debut album "Tenebrae" (Tempo Reale Collection, 2016), the subsequent "Yoğurt" (Negative Days, 2016), and their recent collaboration with French composer Emmanuel Holterbach "Ricercar nell'ombra", released in early 2020 by Another Timbre.
As its title could imply, "Anabasi" shapes up to be a deep, imaginative path, divided in two long takes: the title track – which is itself split in two parts – for acoustic instruments (harmonium, accordion, piano, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet and bass clarinet), sine waves and tapes; and "Parva Lumina", for pipe organ and electronics.

"Parva Lumina" is dedicated to Fluxus artist and composer Giuseppe Chiari (Florence, 1926-2007) and was developed by Blutwurst after the audiovisual installation of his score "La Luce". It was recorded on a 19th Century Tronci organ in the church of San Giusto a Ema, Florence.

"Anabasi" is pressed in 200 copies on black vinyl, featuring the visual concept by Matteo Castro and liner notes by Emmanuel Holterbach.

"Anabasi pt. 1" and "Anabasi pt. 2" recorded at Jambona Lab Studio, Cascina (Pisa) in January 2017 by Antonio Castiello and Aldo De Sanctis. Mixed by Damiano Meacci.
"Parva Lumina" recorded at Chiesa di San Giusto a Ema (Florence) in November 2018 and mixed by Marco Baldini and Daniela Fantechi.

All tracks composed by Marco Baldini and Daniela Fantechi.

Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
Design and layout by Matteo Castro.
Liner notes by Emmanuel Holterbach.

"Parva Lumina" is dedicated to Giuseppe Chiari.

Blutwurst is
Cristina Abati, viola
Marco Baldini, trumpet
Maurizio Costantini, double bass
Daniela Fantechi, accordion, piano, oscillators
Michele Lanzini, cello
Edoardo Ricci, bass clarinet
Luisa Santacesaria, harmonium, singing bowls, pipe organ

1 Anabasi pt.1 22:28
2 Anabasi pt.2 8:30
3 Parva Lumina 14:23