On his debut mini-album, Pellegrino goes for a periplus around mediterranean savors, dispensing a multi-flavored cocktail of fast-moving disco groovers, spacey jazz-fusion experiments and sun-bleached funky melters
We welcome Ed Longo and his studio project The Applied Arts Ensemble debut on Early Sounds with The Other Fantasy, the result of many recording sessions that took place in different places around Europe. Conceived with a strong jazz-funk, fusion and boogie sound it has been conceptualized around the idea that the schizophrenia of the internet-age, the visions of Otherness (the undiscovered lands, the primitive happiness, the impossible love) permeate the collective consciousness and the idealized Other loses any correspondence with the physical world.
Pellegrino presents his new project “Zodyaco”.
Inspired by the ancient mythology of the stars and their deep influence on the sea life, the record is the result of nocturnal jams in the wake of the Italian jazz-funk tradition, exotic fusion and Mediterranean mysticism.
A tribute to the stars and their reflections on the sea.
It would be fair to say that this release is fairly significant. It showcases material recorded – but never released – by former Tangerine Dream and Iggy Pop drummer Klaus Kruger throughout the 1980s. Variously inspired by kosmiche, Berlin School ambient, the cyclical movements of avant-garde American minimalism, the polyrhythms of Africa and contemporaneous electronic music movements – think EBM and European new age electronica, for starters – Advanced Dance contains some startling and hugely enjoyable material. The album’s genius lies primarily in Kruger’s ability to not only balance acoustic and electronic instrumentation, but also experimental instincts and melodious intent. Remarkably, some of the material even sounds like modern modular techno. In other words, it’s one album of previously unreleased material that you really need in your life.