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Runtime: 23'05''

«David Fungi, from Varese, Italy, is clearly inspired by nature. Field recordings pop up from the initial sounds of “aal_sentieri”, blended with synthetic and metallic electronic sounds which produce the kind of ambience one might recognize from William Basinski. It is this razor edge that defines the strong personality of this recording. Even though “Aal_sentieri” is ambient music, it is also restless, menacing, provokes the listener and gives him a sense of travelling through a mysterious and dark forest. As the piece unfolds through its 23 minutes, the sound layering becomes more complex, while one can only guess the origin of the animal noises underneath. When the path comes to an end, a climax appears in the last 4 minutes, first with a burst of industrial noise and finally an orchestral and cinematic climax, finishing the track. “aal_sentieri” leaves the listener in the company of silence, which in a strange kind of way almost works as a reverberation of the track.  It is not easy to capture one's imagination like this, but David Fungi has that skill to mix disparate sounds in a coherent manner, making “aal_sentieri” a fine and peculiar release.»
- César A. Laia

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Reviews:

«As gravações de campo realizadas pelo artista sonoro italiano David Fungi focam-se em temas aquáticos e em fenómenos relacionados, captados e transportados em computador para a oficina de experimentação. Aí, os sons registados em ambientes naturais combinam-se com subprodutos e sons virtuais para tricotar o ‘tapete’ sonoro que se desenrola de modo suave ao longo dos 23 minutos de aal_sentieri. No EP de Fungi, o mundo real é tomado como fonte sonora, e é estimulado pela transformação a que se chega por via da criação de harmonias deliquescentes. Só à superfície parece que não haver vestígios de vida orgânica. Se se mergulhar profundamente neste som – os auscultadores serão o meio preferencial – dar-se-á o ouvinte conta do quanto de actividade microscópica que se desenvolve nos interstícios de aal_sentieri. Nos instantes finais da peça, o som atmosférico de características convencionais devolve-nos à realidade do mundo físico tal como o conhecemos, recolocando-nos no ponto de partida. Valeu a viagem, à boleia da test tube.»
- Eduardo Chagas [Jazz e Arredores] / November 06, 2008

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©2008 test tube


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