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|schoolmap (italy) #school 4 lp|
giuseppe ielasi “stunt” twelve inch single record
- stunt (1) (3:30)
- stunt (2) (5:05)
- stunt (3) (2:50)
- stunt (4) (4:10)
- stunt (5) (4:10)
- stunt (6) (2:00)
|july 2008 release ; excellent ep of deconstructed turntablism from composer giuseppe ielasi ...|
this is pretty far removed from giuseppe’s overall modus of guitar-centric compositions, although i do recognize some of the polyrhythmic underpinnings from his last few häpna-label outings (that indescribably woozy, almost free-time feeling lilt is here in droves) ... some of this material comes off as a purely anti-dancefloor take on the whole basic channel / chain reaction oeuvre (w/schoolmap even going so far as to have d&m master the record !!!) or even the automatic pulse/beat-finding efforts of other berlinite producers such as errorsmith / smith n’ hack et.al ... really nice stuff.
|schoolmap press release...|
|schoolmap records proudly presents: |
giuseppe ielasi “stunt”
format: 12” vinyl ep, full color cover, 6 tracks, 22 minutes, edition of 500 copies
cat no: school4
release date: july 7th, 2008
‘stunt’ is the first in a series of three ep’s which represent an interesting stylistic departure from ielasi’s previous work. the series is focused on the use of one turntable and a large selection of vinyl records as sources for raw material, and pulses/rhythm as main organisational principle. the basic sound material, in the form of short segments and loops or longer and more complex improvisations, was collected over the course of three months, using techniques influenced more by “turntablism”, than traditional sampling or plunderphonics. the raw sequences have then been edited and assembled in 6 tracks (more to follow...), whose structures are probably closer to house music productions than to ielasi’s more atmospheric and layered compositons from his earlier releases.
stunt was mastered and cut by rashad becker at dubplates & mastering, berlin. full color cover photo by italian artist amedeo martegani.
|giuseppe ielasi, born in 1974, lives and works in milan, italy. he started playing guitar in 1988, and worked for many years in the area of ‘improvised music’ (long term collaborations with alessandro bosetti, michel doneda, ingar zach, dean roberts, thomas ankersmit). he has performed live with taku sugimoto, jerome noetinger, mark wastell, martin siewert, brandon labelle, nikos veliotis, gert-jan prins, phill niblock, oren ambarchi and many others. apart from extensive solo activities, ielasi is one half of bellows (with nicola ratti) and oreledigneur (with renato rinaldi). he released music on various labels such as erstwhile, bowindo, kning disk, sedimental (his first solo ‘plans’), hapna (‘gesine’ and ‘s/t’), 12k (the critically acclaimed ‘august’, also featured in the ‘best of 2007’ list for the wire magazine).|