Fabio Orsi

Wo Ist Behle?

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The five parts of Fabio Orsi's Wo Ist Behle?, named "Loipe 01" through "Loipe 05," find the composer's interest in the possibilities of drone and ambience far from exhausted -- if anything, Orsi at times seems to want to push possibilities, at least within the release form and time frame of a CD. That the first song begins with a deep and low rumbling drone that's barely there -- something almost beyond ambient -- is telling, even if the slow buildup eventually leads into a hyper-quick pulse, almost a scattered heartbeat pump, that mutates further into an enveloping arrangement. At 15 minutes, the third song is the longest on the album, another background swelling and fading drone here contrasted with a clipped, unusual beat up-front almost feeling like a rewinding tape that's malfunctioning, an uncomfortable yet still rhythmic stutter. In its metallic feedback/shoegaze loop and swirl, the final song contrasts with much of what has happened beforehand, but also concludes the album on an unexpected note that's also triumphant, a conclusion that looks outward and upward instead of retracing the opening to close back in on itself. In all, it's another fine effort from Orsi, and one awaits his next release with pleasure and anticipation as a result.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
12:43
2
3:46
3
14:45
4
8:36
5
5:36
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