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by Roberto Musci

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Sepik dream 03:04
Vaihiti 02:36


Join us on a journey back in time, maybe thousands of years ago, somewhere in the isolated islands of Melanesia. Here, just like a sound alchemist, Roberto Musci transforms organic nature elements into a unique sound performance of self-estrangement.

In the artists’ laboratory, we will discover a melting pot of ancestral ceremonial sounds collided with contemporary chamber music and experimental-electronic methods based on music research. Among these, ethnical music of the populations of Kanaki, Itamul, Kaluli, Niugini, Abelam, Huli, Enga unconventionally search for an intrinsic connection between humankind and music, part of our lives since the dawn of times. Several studies have highlighted in the DNA of the people of Melanesia genetic traits that trace their origins back to the man of Neanderthal and Denisova (about 70,000 years ago). Their isolation has preserved primitive culture and, perhaps, music.

Roberto Musci composed “Melanesia” based on the Plunderphonics technique mixing traditional ethnic music with contemporary chamber music and concrete music.
Mastered by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering, “Melanesia” is released in digital format and limited edition 12", 180g vinyl, with a cover artwork created by Giuseppe Lo Schiavo.

Digital release: December 2020
Vinyl release: February 2021

Vinyl 12" limited edition 180gr + digital


released December 18, 2020

Music composed and recorded by Roberto Musci
Mastered by Kassian Troyer, at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
Cover artwork by Giuseppe Lo Schiavo – Courtesy of the artist
Design by Baptiste Leroux
Manufactured by MPO, France
Europe & World distribution by Morr Music / Oxmose
US distribution by Forced Exposure

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