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ARTIST
TITLE
Musica Endoscopica
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DS 009LP DS 009LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/8/2009

Following the acclaimed CD edition released by Die Schachtel in 2008, here's the long-awaited limited "silver" LP edition of Teresa Rampazzi's incredible early electronic music. It differs from the CD edition with the inclusion of "Metamorfosi," a previously-unreleased and magnificent drone piece. Teresa Rampazzi, a seminal yet very little-known female Italian composer/musician, founded the NPS - Nuove Proposte Sonore -- an experimental music collective formed in the late-'60s. She was also one of the founders and main figures of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale, a computer music research center active from the early-'70s at the University of Padua. It would be easy to see electronic composer Rampazzi as Italy's equivalent of Daphne Oram or Delia Derbyshire, those long-neglected pioneers behind the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. But zoomed in closer, though, a more intriguing picture begins to emerge: Musica Endoscopica is in fact an immersive journey into a futurist-ic/early digital electronic music with dense, long drone pieces made of complex textures that explore the computer's capacity to produce endless variations of source material, at times anticipating some of the electro-feel to emerge in the years to follow. A welcome return of Die Schachtel's celebrated "metallic" series vinyl LP editions, dedicated to early electronic Italian composers. Housed in a deluxe silver cover with silver foil design with a custom inner sleeve and a 4-page booklet in English and Italian.