Domiziano Maselli - Ashes / 2018
Ashes, residues, traces, something that is exhausted and yet subsists, which is fading away and from which something else, new and vital, will arise: a passage.
Ashes by Domiziano Maselli is an audiovisual project born of organic research. The work developed over time as a search for form, which, starting from drawing, monotypes and videos, finds a dual identity, between symbolic and free interpretation.
Just as video and digital animated images are derived from a concrete visual search, the musical composition moves between electronic processing of synthesizers and sound samples, to include instrumental performances swinging between assonance and dissonance.
The maximal and the minimalist.
01 - From the Void
02 - Cenere I
03 - Cenere II
04 - About Light
05 - The Fall
06 - Breathlessness
07 - The Fall and the Rise
08 - ἔρημος
09 - Remains
Credits: Written, produced, performed & recorded by Domiziano Maselli
Arrangements - Domiziano Maselli, Alessio Iachelini
Voices - Gloria Croce, Gloria Signoria Strings - Gloria Croce, Samuel Flora,
Alessio Iachelini, Clarissa Tamoni, Giovanni Macchiaverna, Luca Miranda
Drums - Tommaso Frigerio and Fabrizio Capone
Mastered by Emilio Pozzolini at Blau studio, Milan
Artworks & Graphics - Domiziano Maselli
Recorded between 2015 and 2017.
CD & Digital - (OPAL126) - Released 19 July 2018
"One of the most compelling things music can do is tell a story, and it's a story you'll find among Domiziano Maselli's Ashes. Noise and static gives way to throbbing bass which is joined by momentous drums. It's difficult not to imagine a journey when listening to this. And like any good journey, the joy at its end is overwhelming."
"Il sound artist italiano punta a inscenare un ipotetico passaggio di stato mediante una trasfigurazione libera e mutabile tra ciò che svanisce e ciò che rinasce, alimentando un concept pregevole sul tempo e sulla decadenza della materia."