L’interpretazione da parte di Francesco Giannico del tema della memoria, ormai classico per molti sperimentatori contemporanei, è filtrata dall’interesse per il jazz dell’artista pugliese, attraverso il quale trova un esito molto personale e per certi versi sorprendente.
In antitesi agli abituali concept “hauntologici”, in “Erased” Giannico riecheggia fin dal titolo l’idea del ricordo che svanisce, nella stessa misura in cui l’essenza delle composizioni originali manipolate nei quattro brani del lavoro svanisce sì, ma soltanto per trasformarsi in qualcosa di altro, sotto la cui forma perpetuare invece la propria esistenza. (Musicwontsaveyou)

Erased

Oak Editions 2015
All Sounds + Production | Francesco Giannico with Thollem McDonas (grand piano) and Amy Denio (vocals, saxophone, objects).
Artwork is made by minus.log – “sala d’attesa” 80×80, oil on canvas and gauze www.minuslog.it

Erased is an evocative work made by Francesco Giannico electronically manipulating unique recordings by Thollem McDonas (grand piano) and Amy Denio (vocals, saxophone, objects).

Sometimes we need to erase : let life sink in a white abyss. This is what you feel listening to the new Francesco Giannico’s sound work, Erased, a unique work that owns its birth to a collaboration between Giannico (electronica, mixing), the pianist Thollem Mc Donas, and the singer Amy Denio, who plays also saxophone and creates sounds using various objects.

In Erased, Francesco Giannico manipulates and orchestrate sounds in surrounding and sinking circles, like quicksands moving down to the endless bottoms of your very hears.

Listening to the four tracks of the album, there’s such a intensity and variety of sounds, rhythms, passing from Thollem Mc Donas’ grand piano emerging from silence, to electronic sounds, then to Amy Denio’s voice screaming loud and, somehow, making the space wider. The language of contemporary music is used to depict a wide range of feelings: rage, fear, quest for peace of mind, each feeling being erased while another one emerges from an apparent chaos, that soon becomes sound.