equivalent xi: vital weekly #932

coverItaly’s Silentes label works with a variety of ‘series’ of which ’13’ is one that usually deals with photography, which is rather absent on the release of Gianluca Favaron. He’s a member of Under The Snow with Stefano Gentile and of Zbeen with Ennio Mazzon, whereas in the past he was also member of Ab’she and Lasik Surgery (with Pierpaolo Zoppo). On this new work he continues what he started on his previous record, ‘Surfaces’, a limited piece of vinyl which we didn’t review (or hear), but which apparently deals with every day sounds – songs from the kitchen sink? – such as paper, scissors, kitchen stuff, which are treated with two delay machines and the result is eleven short pieces, from less than a minute up to five minutes. This is a most strange release, and if you know me, strange is not a word I use easily. This music has a certain naivety, or perhaps something rather ‘simple’ with the objects being played with relatively ease, but then captured or locked into a system of living electronics, bending and moving these ‘easy’ sounds around. Maybe it’s all done in a very simple and direct way, much like it is suggested. And there is nothing ‘wrong’ with that. In the end it’s the result that counts and that is result is something I like very much. It’s very quiet music, almost accidental, ‘I couldn’t help it, it just happened’, but of the variety that is usually associated with the label and the styles we know it for, ambient and drone. [FdW]