Recorded
between August 2014 and December 2015 at The Basement studio in Naples,
Italy
Mastered
by SEC_ at KU Studio, Naples
Produced
by Francesco Gregoretti & SEC_ for Toxo Records
Artwork
by Tommaso Moscarelli
www.francescogregoretti.org
Tracklist:
1. Cosmic Ziggurat
2. RingAroundTheRosey
3. Uproar Among The Gods
4. Faithful Walking Stick
5. Suspended Solids
6.
The Prism Of The Minute
7. Nerves Of A Harp
8. Movement In Nests
9. Circling Menace
10. Unrestrained Activity
When I see
Francesco Gregoretti playing I often have the impression of being in a
math lab. I don’t mean a lesson, where you have to prove theorems or
program algorithms, but a place where the very mathematical concepts
take life, inventing an ever new geometry capable of trapping for a
moment the entropy of the objects, the vibration of the skins, the
mechanics of the limbs.
Francesco Gregoretti is a mathematician: he doesn’t calculate or
count; he doesn’t think of beats or of harmonic ratios. Rather he
invents regularities in the midst of chaos and unpredictable; discovers
inaudible cyclic turns that he then composes together with fanatical
perseverance; he looks for the controlled stumble. But he stumbles for
real. The objects falling on his drumkit follow free trajectories,
while his limbs are equally free and confused in trying to follow them;
the beating and rubbing techniques are not just ways to produce sounds,
but are the trigger of resonances, played in a complex feedback loop
where, reacting in chain, they produce unexpected and sometimes
seemingly unmanageable results.
For this reason Francesco Gregoretti’s music is for me the
expression of a precise poetic truth: the nature is never as
mathematical as the deconstructive will, that, by wrapping in on itself
with disarming precision, it gives life to new kinds of shapes,
perverted natures, little monsters that open to us the way to beauty.
(SEC_)
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