Imaginary Choreography

Paki - Visnadi


Condition (Media | Cover) : Mint (M) | Mint (M)

Label: Antinote | ATN 018

Country: France

Year: 2015

Format: - Album
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The latest release by the Parisian label is thanks to a fluke find by an Antinote family member, who by pure chance, unearthed an unreleased guitar and synth musical jewel from Italy circa 1984. An until now unknown collaboration between a guitar maestro, a composer of contemporary dance scores with a gifted electronic music composer. CD VERSION WITH BONUS TRACK- BIG TIP! Melodic complexity and rhythmic sonic beauty embrace to create a unique and timeless classic that has already achieved cult status among the few who have heard it. Obvious comparisons can be made between the Paki – Visnadi record with the softer ambient side of vintage German electronic i.e. Gottsching, Schnitzler, Cluster etc. but that would be too easy, as this recording stands alone with its uniquely Italian atmosphere of sophisticated and complex simplicity. This now rediscovered session was recorded by two Venetians: Paki Zennaro (then working with René Aubry for Carolyn Carlson) and Gianni Visnadi (an experimental composer) who met one evening over a glass of vino and decided to work together for the first time with the intention of recording contemporary music to be used by dance schools for study and exercise. Recording on reel to reel tape using electronic equipment (Seq.Circuits Pro One, Prophet 5, TR 808, Roland guitar synth) with an acoustic 12 string guitar gave birth to IMAGINARY CHOREOGRAPHY. When finished and mixed, a few BASF LHextra cassette copies (maybe 6 or 8 only) were sent out to a few friends with a homemade photocopy insert, complete with handwritten track names and production details. A chance finding in a Paris market of one of these original demo cassettes led to this wonderful lp finally seeing its first release. This now-famous BASF tape was found one lucky morning by Johanna Heather Anselmo (filmmaker, photographer and musician) while searching for musical surprises in a box of tapes that had probably been at that same flea market for 20 years or more. Mademoiselle Johanna is used to rummaging in boxes of dusty tapes, being the girlfriend of Antinote artist Iueke who has the unusual habit of hiding tapes all over their flat. A bit of searching by Iueke lead him to find contact information for Maestro’s Zennaro and Visnadi who were happy to oblige with releasing this almost forgotten 1984 session. Master tapes were sent to Paris for immediate transfer and mastering, while the Check Morris team worked with the usual class on adapting and reworking the cassette tape artwork for a vinyl issue. We and the people at Antinote are eternally grateful for this lucky find, as I’m sure you all will be too after listening to this musical discovery. Open a bottle of vino and sit back.

Brand new, never played, sealed

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