2012年9月3日月曜日

[574] Gigi Masin - Wind


Label: The Bear On The Moon
Catalog#: BAR.003
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Country: Italy
Released: 1986

A1 Call Me
A2 Tears Of Clown
A3 Swallows' Tempest
A4 Tharros
A5 Consequences Of Goodbyes
B1 Underwater Current
B2 The Wind Song
B3 Conversations
B4 Celebration Of Eleven
B5 The Sea Of Sands

1988年にSub Rosaから発表されたCharles Hayward(ex.This Heat)とのスプリット作収録曲 "Clouds" が、Björkや、ベルリンのエレクトロニカ・ユニットTo Rococo Rot、日本のトラック・メイカーNujabesのサンプルネタとして知られるヴェネチアのコンポーザー/プロデューサーGigi Masin(ジジ・マシン)。1970年代前期にロック・グループで活動をはじめ、ラジオ局ではターンテーブルを使用したミックス(Marco Pandin曰く4台のターンテーブルによる古典/現代音楽のライブ・ミックス)によるブロードキャスト黎明期にDJの一人として参加。70年代後期には詩人/作家のMassimo Palladino(マッシモ・パラディーノ)と演劇やラジオドラマのベンチャーに着手し、ディレクターとしてサウンド・プロダクションに従事。その後、セルフプロデュースで発表されたソロアルバム「Wind」は、僅か300枚のプレスで一般にはプロモーション・オンリー(Discogsでは2012年3月度の最高値を記録)。希少盤ながら、Editions EGアンビエントからジャズ/エクスペリメンタル、Paul Buchanan/The Blue Nileを思わせる蒼さを抱いたクワイエットなソングライティングは多くの耳に届くべき普遍的な美しさがあります。

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GIGI MASIN, born in Venice, Italy on 24th October 1955, has been part of the music scene since the early 70’s and a radio dj with the most important radio stations. From 1978 he has been establishing a collaboration with poet/writer Massimo Palladino, a venture that had been permitting to carry out many and wonderefull pieces for theatre, television, radio broadcasting, where music and voice walk hand in hand, challenging and provoking themselves as well. Sounds, tapes, turntables, live electronics are the ground where scene music moves. As musician/director Gigi Masin had a lot of theatrical, cinema and musical collaborations. First solo album 'WIND' has been published in 1986. “LES NOUVELLES MUSIQUES DU CHAMBRE” for the belgian label Sub Rosa (1989) with Charles Hayward, “WIND COLLECTOR” (1991) with Alessandro Monti. Recent works include “LONTANO” (2001) and “MOLTITUDINE IN LABIRINTO” (2003, with Giuseppe Caprioli) produced by Giovanni Antognozzi for Ants Records. Many musicians covered or sampled his music and among the others there's the singer BJORK (the track 'It's In Our Hands' from her Greatest Hits album), german band TO ROCOCO ROT, pianist LUCA MITI and others. New cd will be published (2007/2008) with Diplodisc -Stella*Nera. After that little jewel ('Fricke Out') in ALESSANDRO MONTI first cd 'Unfolk', the collaboration will continue with a new piece in MONTI second cd, out in 2008. In 2008 will be finally released a dvd (title 'ILUSTRAT') of unpublished illustrations, designed for publishing and multimedia purposes, created by painter/designer LUIS FILIPE CUNHA, with the music of Gigi Masin. New tunes (‘The Last Dj’) are now available for free download from italian net label LAVERNA ( http://www.laverna.net ).