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Alberto Boccardi // Petra TAPE

Alberto Boccardi // Petra TAPE

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This cassette was released by Italian drone writer Alberto Boccardi in June 2022 on the label Room 6, which is presided over by the acoustic writer Lawrence English in Brisbane, Australia.

Includes 5 modular minimal drone songs. DL code included.The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

Petra is a work derived from the time I lived in Cairo, Egypt from 2015 to 2020.I spent about five years there in the enthusiastic mood of the tireless Egyptian capital.It's a never-ending cascade of sounds and flashes, and I find myself split between my daily work habits and this sense of life around me.

Petra is a work since I returned to my hometown of Milan.In a way, this album is like closing a chapter in my life and opening a new one.

All sound sources were recorded in the studio "Standard" that I made 5 years ago.This was a place I'm familiar with, everything was available, and in contrast to Cairo, it was a very familiar and controllable environment.It's like the perfect opposite, a way to look at the memories of these sounds from almost a distance.

To get started with the setup, I decided to subtract and think about the concept of "silence," which wasn't part of my life during my stay in Cairo.I was trying to find the width between each sound element and the space they needed.I focused on the sound itself rather than where it was needed in relation to other sounds.

During the recording, I invited a longtime collaborator, Chinzia de Lorenzi, to the studio to work with me.She has a great talent for her voice, which was put to good use in some of her works.We quickly understood creative dynamism and were convinced that her voice could fit between the emerging sounds.

I thought that the existence of voice would be useful for playing as a listener how to experience the sense of distance of each track.It helped to provide an approach to create and fill the voids that exist around all other sounds.

Petra means rock in Latin, and through the subtraction approach I took, I felt that this word was a good reflection of what my unstable and delicate work should be.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

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 Includes DL code.

Alberto Boccardi:

Petra is a work that stems from the time I lived in Cairo between 2015 to 2020. I spent almost five years there, surrounded by the frenetic mood of the tireless Egyptian capitol. It's a never-ending cascade of sound and flashing lights, were where I found myself split between the habituation of my daily work and this throbbing sense of life all around me.

Petra also comes from the period since I moved back to Milano, my hometown. In some respects the album is almost me closing one chapter of my life, while opening a new one.

All the materials were recorded at Standards, the studio I built 5 years ago, a place I know well and an environment where everything was available and, by contrast with Cairo, so familiar and under control. consider these sound memories at distance almost.

While starting the set-up I was really keen to work by subtraction and also consider the idea of ​​silence, which had not been a part of my life during my time in Cairo. I was trying to find the breadth between each sonic element and the space they would require. I was first much more focused on the sound itself, than the place it needed to be in relation with the other sounds.

While recording I decided to invite a long time collaborator Cinzia De Lorenzi, a very creative dancer and choreographer, to come into the studio and work with me. She has an incredible talent for voice and this was brought to bare on several of the pieces. We had a very quick understanding of the creative dynamic and I was positive that her voice would be able to fit in the sound interstices that were appearing.

I thought the presence of the voice would help me to play with how, as the listener, I would experience a sense of distance across each track.

Petra means rock in Latin and through the subtractive approach I took, I felt this word reflected nicely the way the work seemed to me, as precarious and delicate.

Artist: Alberto Boccardi

Label: Room40

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This cassette was released by Italian drone writer Alberto Boccardi in June 2022 on the label Room 6, which is presided over by the acoustic writer Lawrence English in Brisbane, Australia.

Includes 5 modular minimal drone songs. DL code included.The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

Petra is a work derived from the time I lived in Cairo, Egypt from 2015 to 2020.I spent about five years there in the enthusiastic mood of the tireless Egyptian capital.It's a never-ending cascade of sounds and flashes, and I find myself split between my daily work habits and this sense of life around me.

Petra is a work since I returned to my hometown of Milan.In a way, this album is like closing a chapter in my life and opening a new one.

All sound sources were recorded in the studio "Standard" that I made 5 years ago.This was a place I'm familiar with, everything was available, and in contrast to Cairo, it was a very familiar and controllable environment.It's like the perfect opposite, a way to look at the memories of these sounds from almost a distance.

To get started with the setup, I decided to subtract and think about the concept of "silence," which wasn't part of my life during my stay in Cairo.I was trying to find the width between each sound element and the space they needed.I focused on the sound itself rather than where it was needed in relation to other sounds.

During the recording, I invited a longtime collaborator, Chinzia de Lorenzi, to the studio to work with me.She has a great talent for her voice, which was put to good use in some of her works.We quickly understood creative dynamism and were convinced that her voice could fit between the emerging sounds.

I thought that the existence of voice would be useful for playing as a listener how to experience the sense of distance of each track.It helped to provide an approach to create and fill the voids that exist around all other sounds.

Petra means rock in Latin, and through the subtraction approach I took, I felt that this word was a good reflection of what my unstable and delicate work should be.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Room40 releases available at Tobira.

----------------------------

 Includes DL code.

Alberto Boccardi:

Petra is a work that stems from the time I lived in Cairo between 2015 to 2020. I spent almost five years there, surrounded by the frenetic mood of the tireless Egyptian capitol. It's a never-ending cascade of sound and flashing lights, were where I found myself split between the habituation of my daily work and this throbbing sense of life all around me.

Petra also comes from the period since I moved back to Milano, my hometown. In some respects the album is almost me closing one chapter of my life, while opening a new one.

All the materials were recorded at Standards, the studio I built 5 years ago, a place I know well and an environment where everything was available and, by contrast with Cairo, so familiar and under control. consider these sound memories at distance almost.

While starting the set-up I was really keen to work by subtraction and also consider the idea of ​​silence, which had not been a part of my life during my time in Cairo. I was trying to find the breadth between each sonic element and the space they would require. I was first much more focused on the sound itself, than the place it needed to be in relation with the other sounds.

While recording I decided to invite a long time collaborator Cinzia De Lorenzi, a very creative dancer and choreographer, to come into the studio and work with me. She has an incredible talent for voice and this was brought to bare on several of the pieces. We had a very quick understanding of the creative dynamic and I was positive that her voice would be able to fit in the sound interstices that were appearing.

I thought the presence of the voice would help me to play with how, as the listener, I would experience a sense of distance across each track.

Petra means rock in Latin and through the subtractive approach I took, I felt this word reflected nicely the way the work seemed to me, as precarious and delicate.

Artist: Alberto Boccardi

Label: Room40