A split release between two titans of the Italian avant-garde movement with production coming from electronic pioneer Franco Battiato, Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo is one of the finest and earliest examples of emotive expression through sonic minimalism. With gorgeous cover design and title taken from René Daumal’s 1950’s surrealist novel Le Mont Analogue (which translates to Wet Meadows of Mount Analog), the album gives listeners plenty of imagery to draw from. Clocking in at 23 minutes on the A Side is Francesco Messina’s title track composition, the albums deepest and most visionary work. Fluttering pianos play sparsely over a bed of lush synth pads, leading to a climactic and ultimately expansive resolve. Accidental ambient at it’s finest. Raul Lovisoni takes over the entire B-side with 2 less immersive but equally meditative works, with experimentations in new age harps and field recordings of crystal glasses.
– Jonny Mons
Recommended – A1 Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo
Tags: Avant-Garde / Experimental / Minimal / Modern Classical / New Age / Obscure