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Loud Listening

by Various Artists

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Orlando Laman
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Orlando Laman Great compilation of experimental music and sound art based on field recordings made in industrial facilities in Italy. The sonics on this release sound like newly imagined fictional industrial facilities or sonic pictures of the minds of the workers. Hypnotizing, captivating and often also pretty intense Noise, Glitch and sound art infused pieces. Favorite track: Calme.


Four Italian soundscape artists worked in four ailing Italian industrial sites. Their work aimed to capture the strength of industrial noises, providing a “loud experience” of mechanical hums, natural drones, metal squeaks, waves of steam and the sounds of raw materials, simultaneously proposing to reflect over the meaning and the high social value of industries and workers in a country where they are often overlooked.

Their work was distributed to a host of musicians and sound artists that, looking from afar to Italian industry, but perhaps feeling much of the effects of the crisis that is affecting it, reinterpreted the original sources and provided the ten reinterpretations that complete this release.

Alessio Ballerini recorded in a large boatyard located in Ancona. Port: 43.62142 / 13.50952 Ancona (Ancona)

Enrico Coniglio worked at the plant of the Grandi Molini Italiani in Porto Marghera, on Venice’s waterfront. This plant is specialized in producing soft wheat flour and durum wheat semolina. Grandi Molini Italiani: Via dell’Elettricità, 13; 30175 Porto Marghera (Venezia)

Giuseppe Cordaro visited Acciaieria di Rubiera, based at Casalgrande, close to the Secchia river, surrounded by fertile farmland. This furnace, with its 70-ton capacity, has yielded significant improvements in quality and productivity. Acciaierie di Rubiera: Via XXV Aprile; 42013 San Donnino di Casalgrande (Reggio Emilia)

Attilio Novellino recorded the Marcellinara plants of Calme Cementi, an italian factory specialized in the production of cement, lime and calcium carbonate. Calme Cementi: Zona Industriale SS 280 Km 16.7; 88040 Marcellinara (Catanzaro)


released May 1, 2012

Produced by Ballerini, Carvalhais, Coniglio, Cordaro and Novellino.
Post production by Attilio Novellino.
Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais.




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