Saro Cosentino / Mino DiMartino — TV Dinner
(Musicando MUS 015, 1995, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-08-01
Mino di Martino was one half of Albergo Intergallatico Spaziale (reviewed elsewhere in this issue), and prior to that a member of I Giganti; here he is joined up with Saro Cosentino, the two playing keyboards, guitars, e-bow and tape loops. No vocals, although there are some muted space whispers on one of the tunes and choir samples on another. Most of the work herein might be grouped as "aggressive electronics," comparable to earlier work of Battiato, early Sensations Fix, or Richard Pinhas circa Iceland. In general, this is more drifty and free, and the lack of a percussionist plays into that very well, though taped percussion loops are used on several of the tracks. Each of the six has its own unique character, some like "Alphaville" and "Parco Nazionale" are intensely rhythmic, while others like "Agnus Dei" and "Uscite dal Mondo" are more floating and spacious events. Certainly fans of the aforementioned electronic artists should find this disc worthwhile.
Related artist(s): Saro Cosentino
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