Ricardo Mandolini ‘Elektro Akustische-Musik’

Interesting and informative review of the electroacoustic LP ‘Elektro Akustische-Musik’ by Argentinean electronic music producer Ricardo Mandolini.

This is one is particularly good with carefully chosen sound textures and well crafted compositions. I found a lot of joy listening to this while considering all the subtleties. The composer makes great use of his sounds, limiting himself to a handful of textures and slow-rising compositional features, this creates a soothing yet gripping flow throughout the work.

I recommend this to fans of musicians such as Donnato Dozzy.

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01 Estallido Breve (8:30)
02 Juego De Marionetas (9:52)
03 El Cuaderno Del Alquimista (9:25)
04 Cancion De Madera Y Agua (8:24)

Total time 36:11
LP released by Edition RZ (Robert Zank), ref. RZ1, 1982

rmandol-portraitRicardo Mandolini was born in Buenos Aires, 1950. He came to Europe to study at Köln’s Musikhochschule in 1977, then in various European countries and is now a teacher living in France. This LP was the first to be issued on Edition RZ, launched by Berliner curator and art critic Robert Zank in 1982 to document the local Inventionen Festival – with figures like Luigi Nono, Pierre Schaffer/INA-GRM, Mario Bertoncini, Canadian electroacoutic group Sondes, etc. Mandolini’s agenda for electro-acoustic music is more or less the same as Monoton for dub: ‘der Ökonomie der Materialien’, ie: rarefied and self-restrained compositions. Mandolini indeed reduces electroacoustic music to its vital skeleton (the fishbone of music, so to…

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