Tasaday

Aprirsi Nel Silenzio

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Originally recorded in 1984, Tasaday's Aprirsi Nel Silenzio (Do Bloom in the Silence) was reissued by Wallace Records in 2000. The genre of this album: underground classical. Technically, it seems like Tasaday wrote this album as a soundtrack to a really bad nightmare, so anguished that the album would probably fit well with a viewing of Eraserhead. To create this, they play a mixture of industrial music, new wave, and free jazz punctuated by tribal rhythms. One is even reminded of the collaboration between Ornette Coleman and Yoko Ono on the magnificent Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, certainly because of the creepy general undertone but probably because of the sound, too. Both discs -- considered avant-garde when they were released -- are nowadays viewed as very contemporary (aside from their productions). Also, Aprirsi Nel Silenzio was recorded in the '80s and the main influence was not rock -- as it was for Yoko -- but electronic manipulations. A mesmerizing album in urgent need of discovery.

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