The chapters of the eclipse

by Alio Die & Dirk Serries

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Brian Bourassa
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Brian Bourassa Reminiscent of a Dirk Serries 'Streams of Consciousness' track with wonderful accompaniment from Alio Die.

It works......well!!
Edward J Roller
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Edward J Roller Although Dirk moved away from his keyboard rig many years ago, his effected guitar is the perfect foil for Stefano’s zither and encompassing electronics. I am blown away by the beauty of this music. These long time ambient composers have created a very special collaborative recording. Seconds after play you’ll be floating away. Thanks to Sam as always for the European ambient on Projekt.
deepspacemusic
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deepspacemusic Blissful and gentle, it took all of a minute for me to understand the mastery going on here. When two artists of this calibre can work together, you know that there is something very rare and empathic going on. The music is effortless and only partially tethered to sound, as it transcends into other mediums, like light and air and space by virtue of what it relinquishes. This is music from a dream, from two souls who understand and know dreaming and can take us there so we can look together. Favorite track: Without the light of the sky, time is lost.
Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian Listening to these gently unfolding, warmly enveloping, long-format ambient compositions feels like observing all aspects of a flower’s blossoming. Not just the petals unfurling, but also the bright yellow sun toward which the flower turns its face, the gentle rains that moisten the soil and inspire the seed to push ever upwards, and its inevitable falling into decay that nourishes new growth. All the life of the flower, and all that touch and are touched by its life, are present at once.
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THE CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE reveals layers of eternity in each phase like a moon bath vitalizing luminous patches in expanded and contemplative dronescapes. The meditative and minimalist electronic ambient sky is suspended at the interval for liberation from the shadows of becoming: life in its most essential orientation.

THE CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE is the new musical union of Italy’s Alio Die (Stefano Musso) and Belgium’s Dirk Serries (vidnaObmana) which, more than twenty years after their previous collaboration (ECHO PASSAGE, Projekt 1999), contains three compositions in a suspended airy, majestic succession. These liquid soundscapes create an elegy of pure sonic beauty.

“It offers no possibility of interpretation,” writes Musso, “because the involvement is complete, and immersion presupposes nothing more than being immediately part of the floating of the cosmos in the glow of its impersonal nature. Eight years in the making, this new creation radiates the wave that accompanies the explored space; it’s a telescope on eternity in a contemplative offering which is an impulse towards the very essence of the inner light.”

THE CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE imparts passage to a realm of transcendence, a reflection on life while absorbing the beautiful harmonics of these essential dronescapes originating from electric guitar, zither and processing.

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Alio Die is the name of Stefano Musso’s shimmering, expansive dronescaping solo-project. Musso began work under the name in 1989 and has released over 70 albums including fruitful collaborations with artists such as Robert Rich, Vidna Obmana, and Amelia Cuni. His personal musical signature is a hybrid between sonorous soundscapes and acoustic mysticism: a shadowy, cavernous, intensely detailed fusion of acoustical elements, sample treatments, sparse, echoing percussion, and deep, atmospheric sound design.

Dirk Serries is an experimentalist and foremost guitarist active since 1984, known for his vidnaObmana project and now extremely prolific in the free improvisation/free jazz scene with his own label and many different collaborations. The comings and goings of the sounds embrace and involve rather than describe; it develops sensations which we no longer hold back, while the sound textures flow continuously in the sensitive moments.

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released June 1, 2022

A review from John W Patterson of eer-music.com & ambientmusic-radio.com | I’ve listened several times to THE CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE — and can quickly and assuredly recommend this as one of the finest ambient releases I have experienced in several years!! It is free of beats and percussive elements. It’s pure flowing soundscapes and is deeply relaxing. Bravo Die and Serries!!

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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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