Alessandro Cortini releases new LP - AVANTI
With cinematic fluidity, Alessandro Cortini (Hospital Productions, Important Records) acquaints music with memory, embracing the panorama of his family’s vintage Super 8 films. These snapshots of family life, captured by his grandfather, create a visual basis for him to further develop the melancholy of remembrance as sung by his instruments. The project began as a simple improvisation (utlizing a Synthi AKS) and evolved into a meditation on living memory through sound. The sonically expansive musical canvas compliments these filmed scenes to create a memoir, linking a visually remembered past with an expressively interpreted present, pointing forward and moving ahead, AVANTI, in Italian, carrying the listener down a long labyrinth path collective of these moments that shape ones’ life journey. Archival visual compilation, content curation and arrangement by Sean Curtis Patrick, continuing from Cortini’s previous Sonno and Risveglio projects.
The Wire offers the track Perdonare (recorded live at Berlin Atonal 2016) in their Below The Radar Special Edition: Berlin Atonal: Force Majeure.
AVANTI is available via The Point of Departure Recording Company / [PIAS] on 6 October - pre-order AVANTI on double 12” vinyl and digitally now
“Alessandro Cortini’s personal touch made for a set as moving as any classical performance” FACT
“One of the standout performances” The Line Of Best Fit (Berlin Atonal review)