GAUDI & TESTA - C O N T I N V V M (em:t records)

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Hi psy-explorers, I thought you may find of interest the following communication that we have received about a new interesting release.
Hope you enjoy, as much we do!...

After the international success of Gaudi's 5th album "Bass, Sweat & Tears" by Interchill Records, (first time that a "chill/dub" album reached no.2 on ITUNES EUROPE and no.31 on ITUNES USA official charts!!), we are ready now to announce his new "side project" called CONTINVVM, due to be released worldwide on the 27th october by legendary UK label EM:T RECORDS.
For this project, London based producer Gaudi teamed up with Sound-Therapist Antonio Testa which plays Kalabash (water drum), Stalagmites, Shells, Stones and homemade percussion made with recycled materials; his organic sounds and colours, exist alongside and within Gaudi’s electronic creations and dub manipulations forming atmospheres in which the mind is left free to create.
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â€An intelligent concept album, amazingly produced!â€
PETE NAMLOOK (Artist/Producer)

“Metarhythmic protodub from the grain swamps of Zarathustra 5; Beautiful!!!"
GREG HUNTER (Artist/Producer -“The Orbâ€)

"A compelling and highly enjoyable offering from this intergalactic dubmaster."
JAMES ASHER (Artist/Producer)
 

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MORPHEUS MUSIC, album review:

GAUDI:TESTA - CONTINVVM (em:t records)

Electronic textures and abstractions encrusted with various percussives and sampled sounds. Most pieces are rhythmic or skimmed along by deeply effected beats - filtered, distorted, sweeping through a variety of degradations or tonal ranges. Ambient planes undulate gently, populated with drowning, spiralling voices - spoken, whispered, murmured. Drips, tape echoes, stalagmites and stones, theremin, tubes and bubbles, bone flutes, water drum, shells and singing bowls - all contribute to this electro-organic continuum. One moment everything lumbers along dub-laden and nodding, strong beats driving across open spaces, the next we're drifting on a viscous curl of hypnotic shifting tone...nothing remaining constant for long.

MOOD A sense of wonder at the variety and beauty of sounds both natural and manipulated. Just as one may be engrossed in nature with all its enormity or in the fragile detail of its minutiae, a rust formation, a lichen ring - so Continvvm holds the attention with large scale rhythmic structures and sonic landscapes or with the sparkle of a well placed electronic tweak, a sonorous impact a breath. From melancholy to eerie, from ageless dusts to futuristic circuitry, from ritualistic grooves to introspective minimalism - we're allowed to roam the mind at will. The promotional material explains that this release may be "better classified 'space-out' than 'chillout', pointing out the intent to establish a blank canvas "for the listener to explore their own inner worlds."

ARTWORK Maintaining em:t records' high standard of presentation Continvvm is released as a quality digipack that is a joy to own. The lead image is an extreme close-up photograph of some abandoned agricultural machinery thick with abstract surface detail - water droplets fresh and clean bejewelling a mottled, rusted domed centre. Elegant white expanses dominate the remainder of the three-panel foldout, faintly textured on the inside of the package. A simple tracklisting takes up only a corner of the rear cover with credits floating against abundant white inside. One wing presents the definition "-n. continuum, that which must be regarded as continuous and the same and which can be described only relatively."

OVERALL Em:t records (pronounced "emit") have been off the scene for five years, having produced a series of seventeen releases between 1994 and 1998. The label has the reputation of delivering music that defies ready classification. Here London based artist producer Gaudi has teamed up with Sound-Therapist Antonio Testa bringing together Testa's love of ethnic, recycled and homemade instruments and Gaudi's electronic skills to create a deeply absorbing series of strangely accessible audio aberrations. Collaborators include, among others, Alio Die on nai flute, Walter Maioli with drones, Opium with voice, Nir Bakshy on cello.


WHO WILL LIKE THIS ALBUM Continvvm works to further blur the boundaries between established genres - fans of pure ambient will likely appreciate the atmospheric departures established here whilst chillout and downtempo lovers that enjoy the experimental edge will be drawn by the colour, depth and exotic nature of this excellent CD.
 

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Future Music Institute said:
the definition "-n. continuum, that which must be regarded as continuous and the same and which can be described only relatively."
Well thats what I've always said.

Steal my name would you. Tsk. etc.
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