Record label: Boring Machines
The ‘Between the elements Quadrilogy’ begun in 2007 as a collaboration among the well-known ‘industrial master’ Maurizio Bianchi/MB and the experimental musician Matteo Uggeri. The first two chapters (Nefelodhis, which means ‘cloudy’, and Erimos, ‘desert’) were released in that year by Cold Current and Digitalis Industries.
Kapnos (‘smoke’) followed in 2009, as a collective effort by Meerkat, “the Italy’s finest in the fields of ambient, electronics, microsound, post guitar” (as Frans De Waard wrote). The last and definitive chapter Pagetos is now released on Boring Machines.
In these years many of the most interesting artists from the experimental Italian underground participated to the project: Punck/Adriano Zanni, Fhievel, Andrea Marutti, Luca Sigurtà, Fabio Selvafiorita, Logoplasm, Sparkle in Grey, Andrea Ferraris/Ics and of course the two founders of the project, MB and Matteo Uggeri/Hue.
For Pagetos (‘morning frost’) Uggeri involved Francesco Giannico and Luca Mauri, whose piano and guitar added a melodic and soft touch to a work that reveals here its lightest – and maybe coldest – side.
The track “5:34 AM – Calaverna” is featured on the Wire Tapper nr.28 of April 2012.