Listening only today to the vinyl version. I think Gadi did a huge work on sound design. First impression: very immersive sounds, liquid electronica and spooky ambient with some tardo romantic melodic lines.
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"These impossible instruments could change the future of music" - MIT
Italian composer Gadi Sassoon debuts on A Strangely Isolated Place with an experimental exploration of impossible physics; an intricate soundtrack based on newly created sounds and abstract atmospheres.
In 2015 Gadi was invited to Edinburgh by The NESS Project to check out their groundbreaking sound synthesis work. With the help of a supercomputer, the NESS group had created new digital systems capable of creating sounds so complex, rich and realistic they were indistinguishable from acoustic instruments. Better yet, the code could be hacked to create completely imaginary sonic worlds with bizarre physical properties.
Gadi fell in love with this idea and became resident composer at NESS for the following years, collaborating with the researchers to create impossible instruments: mile-long trumpets blown by dragon fire in Black Hole Fanfare, needle fingers brushing eternally vibrating strings in Pi (π), giant resonating lattices of bound masses and springs in the Moto Perpetuo suite and Collision Suite, marbles sliding on thousand-string fretboards in Young’s Modulus, morphing bouncing objects in Chaos & Order, an orchestra of giant bowed basses in Life On A Tidally Locked Planet.
Multiverse was designed and created by bending the laws of physics in subtle ways, effectively creating acoustic simulations from parallel universes. Gadi combined the NESS sessions with analogue synths and live instruments in his Milan studio, with the intent of creating a space for the listener to get lost in - blurring the lines between organic and synthetic, loud and quiet, the abstract and the familiar.
Created and composed on an immersive 8-speaker surround-sound setup, Gadi has showcased multichannel and audiovisual performances to audiences across the world for the past year in preparation for the full physical release on A Strangely Isolated Place.
released December 7, 2020
All tracks written and performed by Gadi Sassoon.
Physical modelling algorithms by The NESS Project: Stefan Bilbao, Michele Ducceschi, Craig Webb, Reg Harrison, Charlotte Desvages, Brian Hamilton, Alberto Torin.
Additional sound design on Moto Perpetuo & Moto Perpetuo Reprise by Anthony Baldino.
Violin on Chaos & Order by Eloisa Manera. Artwork by Luigi Ziliani.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Studios, London
Published by Just Isn’t Music
Rafael Anton Irisarri and Benoit Pioulard's Gailes project provide a gorgeous and detailed long-form piece. ASIP's new sublabel features live recordings from the 9128.live platform in various formats. A Strangely Isolated Place
Never have I heard a more intricate yet simplistic ensemble of perfection in sound.
It's hard to pick a favorite track on this album, as every single one is it's own masterpiece. I have a huge library of ambient soundscapes and drones, and this is without a doubt the king of them all.
This album will provide you a genuine experience of drifting through the vast universe in a hyper sleep pod.