VIVA ITALIA (Книга + 4CD)
[electronic, experimental, industrial, italia]
VIVA ITALIA book presents the historical overview of experimental music, it's the compilation of numerous articles about the artists and labels appeared in Italy during the recent 60 years. The author's view to their work and impact to the world of art, the first ever attempt in Russia of approach systemically to the knowledge about the cultural phenomena of experimental, industrial, noise, electroacoustic, avantgarde and other unusual music coming from Italy. Here you can find the information about more than 800 musicians, their photos and detailed descriptions of their albums.
All the articles are grouped into five chapters: early electronic music (1955-1980), academic music, new wave and industrial scene (1980-1984), music from pre-digital stage (1985-1995) and all the contemporary scene (1996-2015). The last two chapters consists of independent labels review and the interviews with musicians, most of those were intended to be included in IEM magazine which was never published after 2003.
Some artists were featured in IEM podcasts, as well as their music, with the intention to represent their creative attitudes at its best. Unfortunately, the idea of the book doesn't allow to achieve the same goal, but it's accompanied by the quadruple CD compilation of the same title, where you can find the exclusive pieces by many italian artists, provided specially for this project and never released before.
The book contains 785 pages of text, the size is 21х25 cm, the weight is about 2 kg. This edition is strictly limited to 700 copies. Please note: all the text is in Russian only!
Dmitry Vasilyev is self-taught journalist based in Moscow. For many years he is active in the local and international underground music scene, running the label Monochrome Vision since 2004 (and released over 50 CDs with experimental music from all over the world). Recently, he is also one of the jury members for the Prix Russolo international music contest.
His career began with the IEM magazine founded in 1995, which progressed from very small run fanzine to the professional edition within just four issues. Currently he transformed the idea of reviewing music into podcast format, published over 230 radioshows covering many genres and names in the experimental music field. IEM podcast is the series of weekly radioshows, each one is devoted to the particular artist or label, and spreading the information through the web.
Also he is known as the concert promoter who organized a number of concerts and festivals for experimental music in Russia and Ukraine, for those he is inviting some outstanding artists from many european countries since the year 2002 up to this moment, mainly as self-supporting outlet. Monochrome Vision was expanded to one of the most active music distribution networks in Russia and working directly with dedicated and innovative labels from all over the world.
VIVA ITALIA book became another offshot of the IEM magazine, it took more than 10 years in preparation and finally available for all those who interested.
The quadruple CD compilation featuring the contributions from the following artists:
Lyke Wake, F:A.R., Gerstein, Giancarlo Toniutti, Tasaday, Luca Miti & Francesco Michi, Mauthausen Orchestra, Deca, Raffaele Serra, Mauro Teho Teardo, Riccardo Sinigaglia, Enrico Piva, Maurizio Bianchi, Le Forbici Di Manitù, Ashtool, Capricorni Pneumatici, Cupio Dissolvi, Atrax Morgue, Lunus, Paolo Veneziani, Regivar, Alio Die & Opium, Bad Sector, Runes Order, T.A.C., Teatro Satanico, Tingis, Cold Cluster, Audax Italiano, Digital Noise Distortion, Le Cose Bianche, Giulio Aldinucci, Fantasmagramma, NeitherNor, S.Talker Inc., SEC_, Fabio Perletta, SSHE Retina Stimulants, Malato, The Tapes, Sparkle in Grey & Nicola Ratti, Stefano Pilia, Andrea Belfi, Massimo Carozzi, Fabio Orsi, Alessandro Geo, F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay, Daniele Brusaschetto, Gaetano Cappella & Enrico Coniglio, Marcello Fraioli, Stefano Barban, Alessandro Bosetti, DsorDNE, Murder Corporation, Andrea Marutti, Microloop, Claudio Rocchetti, Sostrah Tinnitus and Wuornos Aileen. Special edition includes the bonus CD with more tracks from Klänge, Nightmare Lodge, Nimh, Gregorio Bardini, Vrna, Cinise, Macelleria Mobile di Mezzanotte, Therabaqud Leic, Tam Quam Tabula Rasa, L.S.D., Ado & Miss Xox, Nicola Frangione, Massimo Toniutti, Cris X, Kträume, Kebabträume, Templebeat and Kinetix.
Each CD contains about 80 minutes of music, the total duration of the program is more than five hours!
The compilation comes in hardcover digibook with silver foil embossing and inner wallets made of black paper, silver ink silkscreen printing. It's the part of the project and cannot be ordered separately.