«The Voice of the Beaver» (La voce del castoro)
Album on vinyl 33rpm + 44-pages book by Stefano Ricci / Ettore Dicorato
Rizosfera – NUKFM007 :: Available from Rough Trade shops from 03.01.2020
Rough Trade writes : «”La voce del castoro” (the voice of the beaver) is the first album of the Italian painter and illustrator Stefano Ricci in collaboration with the young musician, photographer and video-maker Ettore Dicorato, released on vinyl alongside a 44-page book. The record stands as an example of “sonic geography” whereby the ethereal, marshy world of Pomeranian beavers from the north of Germany are evoked mixing jazz and dark-noise improvisations with field recordings of the fauna surrounding the Peene river and of the dams in Quilow in proximity of the Baltic Sea.
“Music is not the privilege of human beings”: this album graciously explores the beavers’ magical world through muddy swamp-jazz, mysterious murmurs and hypnotic noises. The soundscape is complemented by an accompanying book reproducing 26 original cyanotype drawings and photographs by Ricci and Dicorato. Evoking a sense of wonder in the listener and the reader, the sonic and visual worlds created by the artists help to interpret the unique Pomeranian “sonic geography”.»
drawing by Stefano Ricci :: vinyl album + 44-pages book is available at https://www.roughtrade.com/…/la-voce-del-castoro-the-voice-…