Tuesday, June 30, 2009
mnml ssgs mx31: giorgio gigli
and back to italy we go... mx31 comes care of giorgio gigli. for the ssg mixes we have a couple of lists: (1) 'people who have agreed to do mixes', (2) 'people we plan to ask to do mixes', and a much longer list of (3) 'people we asked to do mixes and declined or never replied'. gigli was on the 2nd list for quite a while, though i hesitated about contacting him because i didn't want this to become an all italian affair! but after starting up a conversation with the excellent label prologue music, on which giorgio has 2 new releases, it felt like the time was right. luckily we got it sorted and giorgio put together this mix for us.
one of the most interesting things for me about this series is hearing the way different contributors structure their mixes. what i really love about giorgio's mix is the way it builds - it starts with deep, ambient soundscape and goes from there, gradually raising the tempo. in some senses, it reminds me of the way one of my favourite mix cds - tobias thomas' smallville - is composed.
this is what giorgio had to say about the mix:
"this is a vinyl-only dj set (i like to specify i’m a vinyl lover and collector).
i did it without any digital process, so i think that if someone finds some imperfections it must be considered a quality and not a defect, this is the difference between a man to a computer machine: it is the exact proof that we are humans.
this is a trip through dark scenarios, rarefied and disordered moments, where sometimes there is a ray of sunshine that illuminates our face. i like to think that, with the noise of the turbines that hypnotize you, trying to find a way out."
these feelings are not only reflected in his dj'ing, but also in his productions. his recent release on prologue music, 'magnetic field', was appopriately described in a RA review as 'music that evokes the dawn of time as well as the end of the world... an intriguing balance of the abstract and controlled.' and while this is very strong, i must admit that i prefer his forthcoming 'observation document #1' also on prologue. it is a really incredible release that goes further and deeper than 'magnetic field'. keep your eye out for these... and following on will be 'observation document #2', which i am sure will be equally hypnotic.
mnml ssgs mx31: giorgio gigli (direct dl)
for more info, make sure to check giorgio gigli 's myspace and his webpage. thanks to prologue for helping make this happen - keep an eye on them as they have some really excellent releases in store, which i know many ssg readers will be interested in. and, of course, much respect to giorgio for taking the time to put this mix together.