The Right Place Where Not to Be - Giorgio Gigli - EDLX.045
Giorgio Gigli presents his debut album “The Right Place Where Not to Be” after a period of personal growth due to his work on his own imprint Zooloft Records, in the same way his DJ sets reflect the spirit of that evolution. He explores sophisticated ambient layers as much as obsessive and hypnotic techno landscapes.
“The Right Place Where Not to Be” is the title of Giorgio’s first full-length “sonic movie”, a work emerging from the depth of his soul and which properly filters every musical input he’s developed over the years.
The album takes its outset in a scenario where all human and animal life-forms have perished and only plants and minerals have survived. Giorgio performs that concept writing an ultra-detailed soundtrack to an imaginary movie, using rich textures that reveal new acoustics, enhanced by alienating atmospheres that captivate the listener.
The album is focused on obsessive rhythmics cut on low frequencies, a persistent motion, and a stable tremor. The world is justifying its life-forms in detail. The sky is darkened by laden clouds and stratified sonics that electrify the sound of space. Blooming sensations that cover a wide spectrum, alternate from a feverish tension to the lightness of faith. Confines are rejected, techno meets ambient, purging our body of consciousness. A sonic bubble from a faraway era, a timeless atmosphere that describes a vision that seems to answer to the most important question: why? The task of creating an album is brilliantly managed in a manner that cinematically depicts a surreal concept without the loss tension.
The experience of the music is enhanced by the intricate artwork with an evocative artwork that expresses Giorgio’s concept: The sequence of mountains dominated by clouds on a clear sky and the depths of flowers are tinged with the memory of a wonderful past. The black and white photographies were taken in the Dolomites mountains with an old Hasselblad camera by Marcello and Alessandro Gianvenuti, and subsequently enhanced with watercolour-painted textures. The whole graphical project was curated by Studio Lord Z.
– Ivo D’antoni
Ø1 / Ø – Il futuro è solo un ricordo di uno stupendo passato
(Everything Begins Here)
A1 / 1 – Last Frame of Myself
A2 / 2 – Surrounded
B1 / 3 – Eve of Destruction
B2 / 4 – Nocturne
C1 / 5 – The Silence Was Infinite
C2 / 6 – Through Leaden Clouds
D1 / 7 – Shades of Depth
All tracks written and produced by Giorgio Gigli.
Recorded in Rome between March of 2013 until October 2014.
Mixed by Luciano Lamanna at Subsound Studio in Rome.
Mastered by Andrea Merlini.
Artwork and design by Studio Lord Z.
The graphic concept mixes watercolour elements into photographs. Captured by Marcello and Alessandro Gianvenuti with a Hasselblad on bw film, shot somewhere in the Dolomites mountains.
℗&© 2015 Electric Deluxe
cat. no. EDLX045LP // EDLX045CD – all rights reserved
The 3xLP release is a collector’s edition vinyl version limited to 400 copies on 140g black vinyl with artwork printed on 380g matte premium paper with satin varnish.