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Disc 1
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14
09 :26
02
15
10 :59
03
16
06 :05
04
17
03 :04
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18
06 :14
06
19
05 :39
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20
05 :50
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21
09 :07
09
22
06 :46
10
23
04 :37
Disc 2
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24
01 :05
02
25
04 :00
03
26
02 :02
04
27
03 :53
05
28
01 :44
06
29
08 :37
07
30
05 :25
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31
10 :05
09
32
12 :27
10
33
15 :43
ARTIST
TITLE
Null II/Null III
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ZEITC 009CD ZEITC 009CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/8/2012

Null II and Null III are the second and third part of Italian/Swiss composer Luigi Archetti's massive electronic work on the theme of "nothing" ("Null"), whose first part saw the light with the 2010 Die Schachtel "Null" edition in the ZeitComposers series (ZEITC 003CD). Within these pieces, Archetti's thick sound-drones border on the edge of tonality as their many layers develop with a sort of "geological" pace. The work is in fact intended as musical research on the "interior" of sound, obtained by large masses of sound punctuated by seemingly minimalistic details. The mastery of Luigi Archetti conducts the listener deeply inside the musical event, while at the same time introducing a model, just like the traces of a gold seam in rocks, which the listener can follow and frequently re-encounter over the 140 minutes in which the music unfolds. The result is a trance-inducing sense of slow-motion and even stillness, alternating with subtle changes often obtained only by tiny, almost "invisible" variables. Null is a vast and profound place where perception is confronted with a stream of slow-developing, sometime "still" sound. Null II and Null III will certainly appeal to fans of Eliane Radigue, Thomas Köner and long and sustained drone electronic music in general.