Niton is the documentation of a time and sound flow. Once, somewhere else, it could have been called “a happening”, where three musicians meet an audience and play, the audience letting itself be carried away by the events, and the recording simply depicting what occurs, without sugarcoating, modifying or correcting it.
A session such as those heard in old jazz records.
Niton sees three different analogic sounds converging together: classical strings, pre-digital piano and instrumentation. The contrasting conceptions of the sound generation combines into a flow of changing features: experimentation, ambience, noise, progressive and electro are only some of the genres which emerge from the course of Niton.
DRONE NIGHT #4
The Drone Nights, conceived by Xelius with the complicity of El Toxyque, consist in live performances of intuitive music (based uniquely on improvisation), always taking place in different surroundings. The choice of instruments is open and changes from time to time,
released November 4, 2013
El Toxyque: strings, wind instruments, springs, objects, electronics.
Luca Xelius Martegani: electronics, sound director.
Zeno Gabaglio: electric cello, electronics.
Excerpts from the live improvisation drone night #4, recorded on October 3rd 2012 at the Officine Creative di Barasso, Varese (Italy).
Mix and stereo remastering by Xelius and Enrico Mangione at the Studio Sound art, Barasso (Italy).
Graphics by Alfio Mazzei (rossimazzei.com)
An absolutely astounding work. It sends my consciousness to another plane for the entirely of its run time. The 45 minutes that make up tracks 4, 5, and 6 are like nothing else I've ever heard. Levrikon