Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
CD – Aagoo
Philippe Petit is not new to revisiting contemporary music tradition: as a journalist and activist he can boast of almost three decades of genre-traversing experience sharing his own specific passions. His works have been released by cult labels such as Pandemonium and Bip-Hop that are actually his creatures; small labels that have played a significant role in the development of avant-electro, sound design and other forms of unconventional sound adventures, resting somewhere between modern ambient and an effective mix of acoustic and digital. In “Extraordinary Tales of a Lemon Girl”, released by Aagoo, there are eight different movements, themed materials that mimic the eclectic world of soundtracks, building dreamlike acoustic-orchestral shows full of seminal electronica, field recordings and occult turntablism, creating expressive passages with a marked “bricoleur” taste. Fuzzy melodies echo throughout the grooves and the atmospheres are reminiscent of animated film music, turning into small refined symphonies, drones and proto-electronic cinema effects, all pleasing and inspired. These compositions carry the listener on an atypical cultural trip, opening new doors wide and reactivating apparently dead synapses, a “stargate” for a trilogy in progress rich in multifaceted literary narrations. The scores are very original and fluent – although still abstract – and never appear vacuous in their elegant and hyper-citationist structure.