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ALIO DIE

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Stefano Musso - Born 1968-03-24 (Milan, Italy)

Alio Die is the name of Stefano Musso's shimmering expansive dronescaping project. Musso was formed in electro acoustic researches and started to work under the name Alio Die in 1989. He is also known for his fruitful collaboration with artists such as Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, Mathias Grassow (...) His personal musical signature is an achieved hybrid between sonic sonorous soundscapes and acoustic mysticism. A poignant and extatic journey of sounds.

See also: ROBERT RICH "Fissures" (with ALIO DIE)
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Deconsecrated and PureDeconsecrated and Pure
Projekt Records 2012
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Under An Holy RitualUnder An Holy Ritual
Projekt Records 1997
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Expanding HorizonExpanding Horizon
Release 2003
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ALIO DIE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.96 | 6 ratings
Under An Holy Ritual
1992
3.75 | 4 ratings
Sit Tibi Terra Levis + Introspective
1993
4.00 | 7 ratings
Suspended Feathers
1996
4.33 | 3 ratings
Password For Entheogenic Experience
1997
4.00 | 1 ratings
Healing Herb's Spirit (w/Antonio Testa)
1999
3.47 | 5 ratings
Le Stanze Della Trascendenza
1999
4.00 | 1 ratings
Echo Passage (with Vidna Obmana)
2000
3.00 | 3 ratings
Incantamento
2001
3.87 | 4 ratings
Alio Die & Amelia Cuni: Apsaras
2001
3.92 | 5 ratings
Leaves Net
2001
4.00 | 1 ratings
Prayer for the Forest (with Antonio Testa)
2002
3.40 | 5 ratings
Khen Introduce Silence
2003
2.00 | 2 ratings
Il Tempo Magico Di Saturnia Pavonia
2003
0.00 | 0 ratings
Angel's Fly Souvenir (With Francesco Paladino
2004
2.00 | 2 ratings
Sol Niger
2004
3.00 | 3 ratings
Corteggiando Le Messi (With Saffron Wood)
2005
2.00 | 2 ratings
Mei-Jyu (With Jack or Jive)
2005
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Flight Of Real Image
2006
3.00 | 2 ratings
End Of An Era (With Luciano Daini)
2007
0.00 | 0 ratings
Raag Drone Theory (Feat. Zeit)
2007
3.91 | 3 ratings
Eleusian Lullaby (With Martina Galvagni)
2007
4.00 | 6 ratings
Aura Seminalis
2008
3.91 | 3 ratings
Tempus Rei
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Private History of the Clouds (& Aglaia)
2009
3.33 | 3 ratings
La Sala dei Cristalli
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Tripudium Naturae
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Il Giardino Ermeneutico (&Zeit)
2010
0.00 | 0 ratings
Circo Divino (&Parallel Worlds)
2010
2.00 | 2 ratings
Horas Tibi Serenas
2010
4.74 | 9 ratings
Honeysuckle
2011
4.50 | 3 ratings
Vayu Rouah (With Aglaia)
2011
4.76 | 12 ratings
Deconsecrated And Pure
2012
3.25 | 4 ratings
Otter Songs (With Lingua Fungi)
2012
3.33 | 6 ratings
Ręverie (With Antonio Testa)
2012
4.42 | 10 ratings
Alio Die & Sylvi Alli: Amidst the Circling Spires
2014
2.50 | 4 ratings
Sitar Meditations
2014
3.91 | 4 ratings
Standing in a place
2015
4.15 | 45 ratings
Alio Die & Lorenzo Montana: Holographic Codex
2015
4.65 | 4 ratings
Elusive Metaphor by Alio Die & Parallel Worlds
2015
3.86 | 3 ratings
Imaginal Symmetry
2016
3.86 | 2 ratings
An Unfathomable Convergence
2016
4.03 | 19 ratings
Seamlessly bliss
2016
4.40 | 20 ratings
They Grow Layers of Life Within
2017
5.00 | 1 ratings
Lento (with Lingua Fungi)
2017
3.96 | 4 ratings
Opera Magnetica (with Aglaia)
2017
3.67 | 3 ratings
Time Zone Portal
2017
3.87 | 4 ratings
Amitabha by Alio Die & Aglaia
2018
3.05 | 3 ratings
The Threshold of Beauty (Alio Die & Lorenzo Montana)
2019

ALIO DIE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
Music Infinity meets Virtues (Live in Prague 23th May 2009)
2009
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Dadŕ Theater (17 Aprile 2007) (with Zeit)
2012
4.49 | 3 ratings
Kalisz Concert
2018

ALIO DIE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

ALIO DIE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.93 | 7 ratings
The Hidden Spring
1998

ALIO DIE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
The Way of Fire
2002
3.00 | 1 ratings
Hora Aurea
2015

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 The Threshold of Beauty (Alio Die & Lorenzo Montana) by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2019
3.05 | 3 ratings

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The Threshold of Beauty (Alio Die & Lorenzo Montana)
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The second collaboration between Alio Die and Lorenzo Montana - The Threshold of Beauty (2019), will be easier to describe, music wise, as an Alio Die reloaded version of his personal language taken a bit too far.

Lorenzo Montana's music composition stands close to this incidental, quiet untaggable, but made short by different taggings, kind of music, which one of whose frontal founders is Alio Die.

The good news.

I know little about Lorenzo Montana, but Alio Die was on a phenomenal streak, album excellence wise, and he never (and I know as any other of his followers) releases mediocre works, so there is always this permanent warranty of music composition quality, which, to rush things up, is no guarantee, of course, of music composition geniality, which he also has delivered constantly and abundantly.

The "Why is it a ***/* release?".

Its best qualities may well turn adverse. It is too incidental (to call it somehow) in some of its tracks, (by the way there are 6), to actually be enticing in their totality and by Domino effect, they make the whole album too disperse to hook you up and few hooks are thrown (first and last tack) to catch ones full attention.

The result.

As far as constructing living and original soundscapes it is flawless. As far as it being a trip to plan recurrently?

Well, there is where I silently start counting stars.

 Kalisz Concert by ALIO DIE album cover Live, 2018
4.49 | 3 ratings

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Kalisz Concert
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

4 stars It has taken me quiet some time to put words to this live recorded experience more so to rate it.

Alio Die - Kalisz Concert (2018) captures perfectly Alio Die´s mastery as a performing composer. His ability to build up front, enticing, transparent structures from scratch could not be best portrayed than in a live performance . The repertoire consists of seven uninterrupted compositions taken from 6 albums which go from 1993 to 2017 and he plays alongside Tomek Pilecki & Mateusz Ciszczon both on rattles and bells.

Alio Die´s music language, to set it somewhere for newcomers in these electronic music borderlines, could be called Post-Bay Area School of electronic music because of its electro/acoustic blend and back to nature spirit.

A gentle tour de force of mutating & mysterious environments embracing trance inducing melodic lines with clear identities, solid musical structures, moods and tempos.

The repertoire is as follows (Track-Song-Album). The stars, of course, are mine:

1- Axis Mundi II - Tripudium Naturae (2010) ****

2- Brace Di Trasformazione - Il Tempo Magico Di Saturnia Pavonia (2003) *****

3- Vulnerable Choice - Seamlessly Bliss (2006) *****

4- Amadriadi - Tripudium Naturae (2010) ****

5- Expansion And Contraction - Sit Tibi Terra Levis/Introspective (1993) ****

6- The Door Of Possibilities - (Alio Die & Ora) The Door Of Possibilities (1994)*****

7- Time Zone Portal - Time Zone Portal (2017) ***** (even 6 if allowed)

My Rating ****4.5 PA stars.

 Amitabha by Alio Die & Aglaia by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2018
3.87 | 4 ratings

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Amitabha by Alio Die & Aglaia
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Stefano Musso and Gino Fioravanti have teamed up again to produce some wonderful atmospheric and emotional electronic music

Prog Electronic artists Stefano Musso (ALIO DIE) and Gino Fioravanti (AGLAIA) have teamed up once again to create an album of hypnotic soundscapes often reminiscent of the Ambient music of Brian Eno in the early 1980s.

1. "Monte Analogo" (09:47) has a distinct feel over its opening minutes that it's going to break a full blown 1970s TANGERINE DREAM song. By the third minute, the distinctive Stefano Musso contributions make it clear that no rhythmic sequencing is going to burst forth, that we are on a typically dreamy float through the ether on one of Stefano's magic carpets. Nice fake, nice song. (9/10)

2. "Il Portale dell'Invisibile" (07:42) higher pitched reverse guitars and whistles played over multiple tracks of deep bowed double bass loops makes for an interesting astral journey. A little long and lacking in variation to make this a replay song. (8/10)

3. "Outer Space Forest" (03:43) nighttime nature noises with treated traditional Arabian instruments and radio- sample noises makes for a kind of song that Holger Czukay effected in collaboration with David Sylvian in the 1980s. (8.25/10)

4. "Celestial Stream" (12:04) is a very pleasant, meditative place to be. Rapidly vibrating foundational sound creates a feeling like space motoring, astral strobe-viewing, with super-fast-paced voice editing/clipping. Very cool! (9/10)

5. "Cosmological Scale" (06:22) pulsing synth washes, organ chords, vocal banks, treated zither strums, single bell strikes, and piano notes all make for quite a celestial sound. Not unlike a HAROLD BUDD/BRIAN ENO sound from the early 1980s. (8.75/10)

6. "New Form of Elementals" (04:02) cavern lake dripping with background bagpipe and distant tubular bell play with gurgles and deep bass notes make for another Plateaux of Mirror or On Land-like song. (8.25/10)

7. "Amitabha" (06:25) feels full on like a precursor to an Eno/Budd song from Ambient 2: Plateaux of Mirror ("Failing Light"); aye, this song would have fit perfectly on that album had it been a double album or the song receiving release as an extended play EP. (9/10)

8. "Bright Circles" (09:18) high pitch buzzing notes float around the soundscape as gorgeous synth washes imbue and permeate the atmosphere. But, what starts out so celestially becomes stale and old, despite some subtle inputs from heavily treated keyboard piano, flute, and voice. Still, a great song to daydream or meditate to. (9/10)

9. "Reflections on the Abyss" (07:35) the deep vibratory thrum of large industrial vehicles beneath water as birds, bells, zither, and other incidentals are thrown into the mix is quite unsettling--and quite ingenious. (8.5/10)

10. "The First Step Depends on the Last" (09:23) an opening loop of heavily-treated guitar and keyboard notes and arpeggi is gradually added to, thickening the soundscape to almost disturbingly overwhelming barrage levels. (8.5/10)

Four stars; an excellent contribution to the catalogue of Progressive Electronics.

 Kalisz Concert by ALIO DIE album cover Live, 2018
4.49 | 3 ratings

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Kalisz Concert
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

5 stars Alio Die is the alias Italian progressive-electronic/ambient/experimental/take-your-pick artist Steffano Musso has been utilising since the Eighties, and an evocative and varied body of work he has built up for himself (as well as numerous collaborations) over the decades. Each new release is more unpredictable than the last, some being gorgeous instrumental works, others ethereal vocal projects, but 2018's `Kalisz Concert' sees the man stripping things back to a more primal and deeply intimate level. An improvised performance recorded at the Kalisz Ambient Festival in Poland in October 2016, Alio Die and some musical guests craft a heady concoction of sedate droning synths, flute, zither and various percussive shells, rattles and bells, for a seamless fusion of immersive acoustic and electronic atmospheres.

Despite the recording being credited as seven individual tracks on the back of the CD edition cover, it's really one sole extended aural collage that weaves an uninterrupted long-form soundworld of just over an hour in length, with only the most minute of barely perceptible changes. Pensive chimes ring, the lightest of reflective patterns escape subtle looping electronic washes, and drowsy ambient caresses cast a hallucinogenic spell that lethargically wraps around the listener and stretches on for eternity. Light eastern textures permeate the background, groaning and sighing chants seductively purr at the senses and soothing acoustic strums spiral into infinity. Tranquil field recordings of nature and tendrils of running water flitter through, sighing drones gently disorientate and humming sustaining reverberations teem with life.

This performance casts such a mesmerising spell over any listener who can take the patient time to let the piece envelop them, and `Kalisz Concert' completely transcends any sense of time, space or musical fashions with its unhurried grace, sophistication and intelligence. You could spend a lifetime being taken over by this exploratory and sublime work of spontaneous and delicate sighing atmosphere, and it quickly proves to be a deeply moving and haunting hymn-like meditation, a truly beautifully spiritual musical awakening.

Five stars.

 Opera Magnetica (with Aglaia) by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.96 | 4 ratings

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Opera Magnetica (with Aglaia)
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars The most prolific studio artist in Prog Electronica and perhaps in all of Prog World (well, okay, maybe not THE most prolific [Buckethead, Tangerine Dream, John Zorn, Acid Mother Temple]), Stefano Musso released (to my knowledge) six albums in 2017, including this one, with long-time collaborator Gino Fioravanti who goes by the working name of AGLAIA. It's very difficult to find fault with any of Stefano's projects as they all succeed in transporting the listener to dream-like places, all have mood-altering effects. What's truly surprising to me is the way Stefano can vary the methods he uses to achieve such results, the instruments and effects he uses on his instruments in order to offer variety to his sound palette.

1. "Shape of the Wind" (16:00) a calm, serene, somewhat moody weave of ethereal keyboards, treated strings and percussion, the floating feeling evoked throughout is certainly in line with the song title. (9/10)

2. "One Second Before Dark" (18:12) opens with a loop of four ascending notes, slow attacking and long decaying in the mid-octave range, playing over the sounds of water lapping at a sandy beach. In the second minute the water sounds get louder--too loud for my tastes. I love the somnambulistic ENO-like loop. Other higher notes and incidentals join in during the fifth minute followed by others of lower pitch in the sixth as the water sounds fade into the distant background. With the spectrum of sound broadened, and each layer kind of meandering in their own way (even polyrhythmically [if you can call this "rhythmical"]), the song begins to unleash tension, keeping the listener alert and on the edge. In the fourteenth minute the wave sounds return, this time providing a calming effect--in opposition to the effect of the weave of multiple layers of independent instrumental streams. Brilliant! Sounds of zither strings being scraped or tuned become involved in the sixteenth minute and remain to disconcert through to the end as the music slowly fades out, down beneath the calm waves. (9/10)

3. "Wake of a Silver Water" (22:08) low key, low impact "water music" uses slow-floating drone sounds over the trinkling sounds of lapping water (and other "outdoor" percussives). I sometimes find nature sounds almost distracting rather than soothing when Stefano incorporates them. The melodic and harmonic weave created by the musical instruments is very peaceful, reminding me of sitting in the quiet courtyard outside of the Great Mosque at Cordoba (despite the water sounds). In the second half of the tenth minute another more metallic multiplicity of sound enters, thickening the sonic field. I might have liked to see/hear/feel a little more change and development over the course of its 22 minutes, but as a calming piece of background music, it doesn't get much better than this! (9/10)

While this is a masterpiece of prog electronic music, I think it more of a near-masterpiece of progressive rock music. If you want to meditate, do yoga, dream, astral travel, or just have something nice in the background while you cook or read, you can't go wrong with this one!

 They Grow Layers of Life Within by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.40 | 20 ratings

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They Grow Layers of Life Within
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

5 stars It's almost unfair to be rating this beautiful music against the complicated, demanding efforts of rock band formatted sweathogs but when all is said and done, what you choose to listen at the end of the day, whether it be 'nglag'rd, Gentle Giant, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" or Brian Eno's ambient music, it shouldn't matter, should it? Stefano Musso and his zithers, computers, and collaborators have made another beautiful, engaging album. So let's celebrate!

1. The Atom of Existence" (26:20) droning synth wash with chimes/bells over the first five minutes. The bells disappear leaving only the multi-layered drone--a kind of chord within which certain notes strengthen and cresecendo and decay in turn with the others. Quite beautiful and mathematical. At 7:25 another "nighttime bug" sound enters and remains while the lowest notes of the "chord" enter and play a slow moving melody. At 8:20 horn-like riffs join in and a new broad-spectrum chord is constructed over, with, and supplanting the original. What started as intriguing and exciting became a little over drawn-out (despite the bird sounds in the last minutes.) (9/10)

2. "They Grow Layers of Life Within" (32:02) opens with Middle Eastern (Peter Gabriel's Last Temptation of Christ soundtrack) sounding ambient street sounds. Quite beautiful, dreamy, and reminiscent of walking the serpentine streets of a pre-industrial revolution North African or Middle Eastern town. New sounds and layers in the fourth minute make it sound as if the town (or organism) is coming to life, awakening. The marketplace setup and opening. At the ten minute mark one gets the sense that the ambulator is leaving the busy thrum of the market area and regressing into the spidery quiet alleys and occasional busy streets. He's in a daze, in a fog, walking as if searching for something without knowing what, only knowing that he needs to keep walking. At 14:30 begins another shift. The man is approaching a mosque. He enters the mosque. It is nearly empty as it is between prayer times. The bells at the 18 minute mark might designate an active pocket of prayer or group activity. The dreamer stops to observe, watching the men in discussion or the women sewing together. The dreamer's eyes are drawn upwards, into the shafts of light streaming in from the clerestory windows or gable supports. Beautiful. In the 23rd minute, the somnambulant is drawn back outside by the noise of sales carts selling handmade jewelry and scarves, cutlery and silverware, fabric and rugs. The beautiful small courtyard outside the mosque is teeming with light, heat, and tired vendors. The ambulator is suddenly fatigued, the heaviness of the summer heat bearing down. Time to sit down, lie down, die? And the market square business continues, business, life, as usual, as consciousness fades. Beautiful. (9.5/10)

3. "Real-Life Mystery" (6:09) gorgeous and frolicky with the nymph-like water play of bells and fairies, crickets and heavenly choir. (9/10)

A five star masterpiece of progressive electronic, ambient folk, or whatever kind of music this is. Wonderful stuff!

 Lento (with Lingua Fungi) by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2017
5.00 | 1 ratings

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Lento (with Lingua Fungi)
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
5 stars Stefano Musso and Jaakko Padatsu, collaborating for the second time (that I know of), have produced a gem of an album with no less than 78 minutes of fine ambient electronic music. The title song and "Stato di Grazia" are my favorites, but each of the other two songs are equally mesmerizing, equally engaging, and equally meditative.

1. "Lento" (18:34) Water. Waves lapping at the side of a boat. Zither/kantele and heavily treated sustained arpeggi from a synth? a zither? Whatever it is, the way it floats and soars in and out, down and up, in the sonicscape is wonderfully hypnotic; I find myself trapped in its waves feeling as if I am among the flock of birds--or the soul ensouling the flock. The other instruments and sound samples ebb and flow making it seem as if the landscapes beneath the flock are changing with the movement of the flock in the sky over the Earth. (9.5/10)

2. "Karhunpäivä" (17:27) sounds like it's a couple of guys playing with random percussives and simple horns while floating in an open boat in the middle of a harbor. In the fourth minute a low drone makes it sound like a squadron of Allied bombers are flying overhead. By the middle of the fifth minute they've passed and some zithers and other droning musical instruments can be heard--as if the doors to a warfside dance hall just opened up and let their internal music be heard. Great for the accompaniment of a Scandinavian folk story. Finger pianos and small clay drums sneak into the mix in the ninth minute. (8/10)

3. "Giardinaggio interiore" (31:50) Stefano and Jaakko Padatsu with their zithers with some kind of bendable saw-like single note playing "synthesizer" and occasional tuned percussives playing over babeling brook noises in the background. Steady and highly engaging and, of course, hypnotic. (9.5/10)

4. "Stato di Grazia" (11:00) music befitting its title, to be sure! Again water seems to be the "nature sound" provided in the background. The zither play in the foreground is much busier, much more active and interactive, giving the sonic palette a very much monastic feel--as if I were walking through the great halls and rooms of the Great Mosque in CĂłrdoba, Spain. Very etheric and spiritually inspiring. (10/10)

Five stars; another masterpiece of progressive electronic music from the prolific maestro, Stefano Musso, and his collaborators.

 They Grow Layers of Life Within by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.40 | 20 ratings

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They Grow Layers of Life Within
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Alio Die is one of the true spirits of contemporary electro/acoustic music composition/performance, which now he has refined to incomparable heights as far as his UNIQUE musical language´s evolution has also set him apart from most of the "stuck in time" average progressive electronic musicians. Small feat!

"They Grow Layers Of Life Within" (2017) is auditive proof of this evolution and therefore of the healthy distance he has taken from most of his Berlin/Bay Area electronic music schools´classmates.

Flawless, emotional, intimate, imaginative and creatively incidental, its hypnotic flow grows on each listening. Its beauty and darkness are both detached and personal yet universal as perfectly crafted. His true to himself composer´s skills have kept him from comforming to his audiences, opposite to that his audience has to keep up, without any kind of effort but the pursuit of sonic enjoyment, an open mind (and ears) to fully be immersed in such an amazing musical voyage. And believe me it is worth your while once and again and again and still it will keep on growing on you as layers of your life within.

To keep it short a 5 Progressive Electronic PA´s stars MASTERPIECE.

 An Unfathomable Convergence by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.86 | 2 ratings

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An Unfathomable Convergence
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

4 stars In the same tenor as his past masterworks "An Unfathomable Convergence", 2016, simplifies to the point of sophistication its elements, structures and their seemingly aleatory slow paced movement.

Alio Die (field recordings, drones & loops) surrounds himself again with the same collaborators of his parallel release "Imaginal Symmetry " , Lingua Fungi (kantele, organ & treatments) , Aglaia (electronics and effects) plus the addition of Enten Hitti (percussions, oboe & voice).

Less zither driven (by much) than its twin release, this work conveys 4 years of recordings into a 3 track album which consists of one 50+-min. dronescape, a 13 min. one and a 6:30 min. extract of the lengthier first track.

A perfectly balanced showcase in constant mutation, charged with deep-dream like highlights which undergo the structuring, restructuring and deconstruction of its expandable musical environments , worked throughly to millisecond detail without no kind of frenzy nor obsession.

Beauty happens by the constant evolution and combination of its flowing particles its uprising and decline as they participate the same in building mirror ones, therefore the ride is creative and rich as intriguing.

**** 4.5 PA stars.

 Imaginal Symmetry by ALIO DIE album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.86 | 3 ratings

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Imaginal Symmetry
Alio Die Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Alio Die's shimmering, zyther driven "Imaginal Symmetry", 2016, travels flawlessly and creatively through the brighter environments he sometimes or rarely constructs. This turn of events is enhanced alongside fellow old time collaborators Lingua Fungi and Aglaia, taking an otherwise unusual turn themselves, into this adventure. (Parallel to this project Alio Die also releases "An Unfathomable Convergence", featuring the same ensemble, (which still waits patiently in my recently acquired collection).

So to describe it in sonic/imagery let me say his last 2 (solo) works "Standing in a place" & "Seamlessly bliss" resembled respectively the forest and its shadows. This "Imaginal Symmetry" resembles the skies' colors transitions, its clouds and its cosmic connection.

****4.5 PA stars.

A good referential for the connoisseurs will turn out to be Laraaji's slow paced zyther compositions.

Thanks to Philippe Blache for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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