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Thought is the enemy

by Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti is the duo project of Italian sound artists Giovanni Lami and Lorenzo Abattoir, who aim to create a new type of soundscape using the Indian drone instrument called the shruti box.

Originally from Ravenna, Giovanni Lami has since the 2010s been known for diverse activities including his work in artist-in-residence programs, festival appearances, and exhibitions. In recent years he's released numerous recordings, especially from cassette labels. Lorenzo Abattoir, who lives in Torino, has since the latter half of the 2010s been increasing his sound installation activities, festival appearances, etc. He has also released a larger number of recordings (CDs, cassette tapes, LPs), many of them collaborations with other musicians.

This CD is made up of four pieces recorded by Krishnamurti in Torino in September 2019. Multilayered sound overlaps and reverberates throughout all of the pieces. Over a central layer of sound, other sounds are produced in a granular or swath-like manner, murmuring and bubbling as they intertwine and adhere. Tinged with dark colors and at the same time imparting a pleasant feeling, this exceptional work abounds in mysterious charm.

Krishnamurti は、インドのドローン楽器、シュルティボックス (shruti box) を使用して新たなサウンドスケープを生み出すことを目指す、イタリアのサウンド・アーティスト、Giovanni Lami と Lorenzo Abattoir によるデュオ・プロジェクト。

Giovanni Lami は1978年イタリア、ラヴェンナ出身。2010年代からアーティスト・イン・レジデンスへの参加、フェスティヴァルへの出演や展示会の開催などで知られ、ここ数年は旺盛な (特にカセット・レーベルからの) 作品リリースを誇る。一方の Lorenzo Abattoir は1987年生まれ、イタリア、トリノ在住。2010年代後半からサウンド・インスタレーションやフェスティヴァルへの出演など欧州を中心に活動を活発化させ、他のミュージシャンとの共作を中心に、作品リリース (CD、カセットテープ、LP) も増えている。

本CDにはふたりのプロジェクト Krishnamurti による、2019年9月トリノ録音の4曲を収録。いずれも多層化した音が重なり合い、終始鳴り響く。中心となる音の層に他の音が粒状にまたは帯状になって、フツフツとグツグツとまとわりつき、こびりつく。ダークな色を帯びていながら心地よさも感じさせる、不思議な魅力に溢れた名品。


released December 13, 2020

Krishnamurti: Giovanni Lami and Lorenzo Abattoir

Recorded during September 2019, Torino, Italy
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Artwork by Nàresh Ran


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