Biologically we are animals, to be precise mammals. Adaptive mutations in the evolutionary cycle, derived from genetic changes in response to changes in the conditions and environment. The evolution of the Human genus that over time has taken over all the species present on Earth.
A spiritual album, soft, at the same time powerful and euphoric, in which natural sounds mixed with other electronics are used. The processes used by the sound artist derive from improvisations on acoustic instruments such as African percussion and drums, natural instruments such as pine fir trunks, branches, ice and stones found and recorded in the woods of Northern Finland. The compositional idea is inspired by biological life and its evolutionary and adaptive processes. The structure of the tracks begins with the recording of the sound material. Then a semi- automatic reworking takes place by the machine, programmed with probabilistic steps and quantisation, thanks to which the recorded portions are chosen randomly.Thereafter the recorded portions are further processed, thus giving life to music with sounds that depend exclusively on the starting sounds, that is, they react and model themselves thanks to the surrounding sound environment. Followed by this process is a clear characteristic and personality of the tracks.
Eleven shamanic rites, prayers in connection with the spirits of nature that protect life in all its forms. Eleven incarnations of the spirits made by the Finnish artist Jenni Österlund with whom 03SIDIAN collaborates for the creation of the artwork and visual representation of the music. The incarnations, in shape of masks, will be disclosed after the album’s publication.
“ANIMALS is dedicated to the spirits of Nature and its inhabitants, animals, plants, bacteria, viruses, fungi, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, the whole biological chemical cycle that distinguishes planet earth.”
03SIDIAN artistic alias for Michele Uccheddu, Percussionist, electronic music composer, record producer. Since 1990 he studies percussion, specialising in Latin and Afro Cuban music. In 2014 he participated in the Venice Biennale as a percussionist in the electro-acoustic orchestra GEO by Roberto Doati, collaborated with EPM (European Music Project) by Juergen Groezinger. Previous collaborations together with Anna Clementi, Mario Frezzato, Enrico Gabrielli, Sebastiano de Gennaro, Guillermo Galindo, Khavn De La Cruz among others.
released April 30, 2020
Mastering: TeraMastering Marco Vincis
Artwork design : Michele Uccheddu
Color design: Jenni Österlund
Brand design: Claudio Rosa
Marketing: Nucleo SUPRANU
Communication and strategies: Emanuele Balia
Press communication: Stefano Manconi
Public relations: Marco Salaris
Live and sound director: SUPRANU Studio, Diego Soddu ,Michele Uccheddu
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