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Eleusian Lullaby

by Alio Die & Martina Galvagni

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neur0dancer ethnoambient with sweet soothing female singing Favorite track: A Drone Song for Alienor.
Brian Bourassa
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Brian Bourassa This is the very album that got me so interested in Ambient music.

While struggling with the passing of my "man's best friend" I had completely abandoned music altogether as it seemed so very trite.

The first song on this release changed all that as it so honestly paralleled the anguish that I was feeling at the time.

But don't let that sway your opinions, as this songs is far more beautiful than it is grief-stricken. Favorite track: The Oniroid Sleep.
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leusian Lullaby is a sensual ethereal-ambient collaboration between Italian soundsculptor Stefano Musso (aka Alio Die) and Italian singer Martina Galvagni. It is the third release in Projekt’s series of Alio Die’s vocal collaborations following 2001′s Apsaras (with Amelia Cuni) and 2005′s Mei-Jyu (with Jack or Jive).

Eleusian Lullaby blends the natural, warm and earthy ambient compositions of Alio Die with the elegant, neo-classical voice of Martina, merging notes and silence into an expanded dreamscape. This is lullaby music like an aural caress from darkness into the light. The combination of the vocal melodies with the abstract qualities of the loops and instruments creates a suspended near-dream space, intimate and sensual at the same time.

The opening track, ‘The Oniroid Sleep,’ displays a foggy atmosphere where the voices wash beneath the acoustic layers of the cithara, sitar, kalimba and field recordings. On the second track, ‘A Drone Song for Alienor,’ the voice is clearer and more upfront with all its powerful beauty apparent creating an intense and fragile song with a neo-classical approach. The third song, ‘Eleusian Lullaby,’ was created as a totally free improvisation of psaltery and voice; the text is sung in a dialect of the Engadina language (Switzerland). Drones and loops were added later from the original recordings.

60 minutes of music, composed by acoustical improvisations with voice, psaltery, zither, cithara, bells, metals and field recordings. The original recordings were made in locations in the woods and in ancient medieval places then processed and layered by Alio Die at Temple Studio in 2005-2006.

Listen to this trance music in the dark and be lead to a tranquil earthly garden. Like in the best lullabies, you are caressed as you are transported to a mysterious parallel soundworld of peace and harmony.

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released January 29, 2001

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Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà: The Threshold of Beauty
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-threshold-of-beauty
Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà: Holographic Codex
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/holographic-codex
Alio Die & Sylvi Alli: Amidst the Circling Spires
$5 CD Sale!!!
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/amidst-the-circling-spires
Alio Die: Deconsecrated and Pure — final 17 copies
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/deconsecrated-and-pure
Alio Die & Amelia Cuni: APSARAS
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/apsaras
Alio Die & Martina Galvagni: Eleusian Lullaby
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/eleusian-lullaby
Alio Die: Under An Holy Ritual
projektrecords.bandcamp.com/album/under-an-holy-ritual

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Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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