Fega, Lella, Martusciello

A Global Taxonomical Machine

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A Global Taxonomical Machine
Bear Witness Against Themselves (2003-04), 5m59s [excerpt]
CD: Ambiances Magnétiques (2005) AM 136

Taxonomy (Martusciello, Lella, Fega) plays compositions and improvises, exploring the syncretism between different musical codes. Taxonomy always allows the whole to be divided up into its constituent parts. A line of shadow between osmosis and isomorphism. Martusciello is a member of the improvisation group Ossatura.

In the same spirit as Parasites (AM 096), this group chooses an electro-noise approach. The finesse of the mix, worthy of electroacoustic music, highlights the rich details, a dynamic palette ranging from clashing noise to silent tracks. The album, A Global Taxonomical Machine, offers a gripping blend of concrete noise, abstract electronic effects and acoustic sections. Martusciello work in the improv group Ossatura, a major act on the international avant-garde music circuit.

Places which do not appear on any map. Morphological analogies that lie between thought and micro-organisms. Strange correlations between the letters of forgotten alphabets and globalised (de-localised) languages. For us in the past all books, alphabets, signs, chemistry (both organic and inorganic), geography, religion, politics and journeys were only scenery of an experience, a dream or aspiration. Then we met by the same bookshelf of that same library.

We are not particularly cultured and so we confined ourselves to the task of taxonomy, the most arbitrary of taxonomies. We thought about compiling signs according to our desires. The resulting volume does not tell any story, or even reveal any truth or discovery. This is an illegible text, devoid of significance but with meaning. If, in some way, the world itself can be reflected in the myriad of small fragments that compose it, then this is the fragment that we have unearthed.

Very active in a number of groups and ensembles, and extremely versatile, the members of this trio live for improvised and experimental music. Elio Martusciello is a renowned electroacoustician, with several international awards under his belt. Besides electronics, Roberto Fega also plays tenor and soprano sax. He is a member of the political fanfare Titubanda and the multimedia collective Arturo, and also composes music for dance. Graziano Lella is best known as a bassist and a sax player. He has previously played in a punk band before joining the avant-rock group Dura Figura in 1997.

Track Listing

    • 1
      Bear Witness Against Themselves (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      5m59s
    • 2
      Light the Fires of Insubordination (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      7m29s
    • 3
      Ad Esempio (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      8m17s
    • 4
      Dipinto sul Nulla (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      9m57s
    • 5
      Behind Me (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      4m56s
    • 6
      Eme (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      7m45s
    • 7
      Exaust Utopias (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      1m23s
    • 8
      Creare Metafore (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      08s
    • 9
      Euglena (2003-04)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      2m31s
Total duration: 48m25s