Label: Hic Sunt Leones
ほぼAlio DieのHic Sunt Leonesからのみ作品を発表、中年の画家/音楽家Gianluigi Toso & Gino FioravantiのコンビからなるダークアンビエントユニットAglaia。限定99部のみ制作された、植物の蔓の様なオブジェが付属する美しいハンドメイドパッケージ作[Out Of The Way]。エレクトロニクスを中心に使った拡がりのある構成。
"Out of the Way" is a limitededition of 99 copies release in handmade digipak. This package is atrue work of art--a colored, textured paper-mache type 6-panel digipakwith cover art insert attached on front and back, tray artwork, withblack CDR signed on the silver-label side by Gino Fioravanti. (Forthose who just want the music, it is also available on iTunes as adownload). Of the many Aglaia projects released over the years, themusic here is some of Aglaia's strongest to date, reminding me of myfavorite of Gino's which is "Reverberant Skies." Like that album, "Outof the Way" pieces are incredibly tranquil, with drones that hovergently and soothe like a soft rain. Pieces like "Northern Lights" and"Amaranthine Days" fall into this category. "Night Glow" goes intodarker, more surreal territory with a haunting theme overlaying theambience. Some of Aglaia's past albums, like "White Maps" and "NakedMovements," were quite a bit more experimental and challenging. If youwant a classically-ambient experience in the vein of Brian Eno, mixedwith today's best drone artists like Alio Die and Oophoi, you can't gowrong with this very strong release!