Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bad Sector – Dolmen (7'' EP 1996)

Country: Italy

1. Jackie 1954 05:54
2. Lisa 1912 06:02

Massimo Magrini was born in Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) in 1966. He has a long degree in Computer Science in Pisa University, with a thesis on musical applications of the Object Oriented paradigm. 
He studied electronic music with Alfonso Belfiore (professor at the State Conservatory of Florence). 
He collaborated with the Computer Music Lab of the CNUCE Institute of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) 
for some years, developing hardware and software tools (such as 'Aerial Painting Hand': a device that tracks the position of the musician's hands in gloves of two different colors, 'UV-Stick': an ultraviolet-illuminated stick that the musician moves 
in front of the camera-a computer reads its position and angle and makes changes to music generation algorithms accordingly, and others.), composing his interactive computer music and playing it in various countries. 
He also collaborated with private companies developing software for musical devices based on digital signal processing.
During late 80s, he played in a local electronic band (Jesus Blood), using self built analog and digital synthesizers. 
Besides these activities in 1992 he created his Bad Sector musical project, trying to discover dark sonic areas 
and focusing his attention on the melting point between ambient, experimental, noise and minimal music.
Common themes (as reflected in album and track titles) include microbiology, algorithms, physics, and space exploration.
Beside Bad Sector, in 2001 Magrini formed the project Olhon, together with the Where leading member Zairo
This project explores the territories between dark ambient and concrete experimental music 
using sounds recorded in extreme locations (caves, underwater etc.).
Dolmen comes as a limited first edition of 250 copies on yellow vinyl with a handsprayed left-hand metallic shadow cover
and as a second edition of 300 copies on blue marbled vinyl in printed sleeve with an one-sided info leaflet.


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