Alessandra Novaga delivers a stunning new LP album, a compelling investigation of her resonantly spacious guitar playing, which dismantles the instrument’s unique properties through relentlessness. Movimenti Lunari speaks of the relentlessness of natural forces. Something that seems to have no development, but instead advances inexorably. A form developing out of a memory progressively coming into focus; never still, constantly pulsating and vibrating with new elements. Beyond any rational, analytic thought, a sound that belongs to remembrance. Sandro Mussida’s In Memoria questions this relationship between movement and stillness in the form of a piece of music.
The piece is a meditation around memory, technology and sound: the repeating theme recalls bells chiming over and over that, drawn out into lines as long as the horizon. Francesco Gagliardi’s Untitled, January, speaks of a sound evoked by an image. A photograph. A foggy landscape seen from a train. Accompanied by a single instruction: ‘A drone, or drones. Any duration’.
Simultaneosuly timely and timeless, Movimenti Lunari has the feel of artistic invention, a canvas of delicacy melding into intense streams of sound.