July 13, 2018
“Electronic sound poems.”
Modular synthesist Caterina Barbieri will release an album of Buchla 200 recordings, via Important Records this August.
Barbieri – who released her meditative Patterns of Consciousness LP last year – recorded Born Again In The Voltage at Stockholm’s renowned Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) between August 2014 and August 2015, with vocals and cello played by Antonello Manzo.
“It was only when I encountered the Buchla 200 synthesizer in 2013 that I started doing my own electronic music,” Barbieri told FACT of her experience with the legendary modular system in an interview published this week. “It really changed my life; it taught me a way of listening to sound that years of classical training never revealed”.
The album will arrive alongside a split LP with ELEH, also released via Important on the same day. It features two long-form pieces on each side the label describes as “electronic sound poems” that “slowly unfurl rich timbre and harmonics with an austere stillness that is, somehow, ever-changing.”
Both Born Again In The Voltage and the split LP will be available in standard black and coloured vinyl variants.
Pre-order the albums here head of their 10th August release, and listen to ‘How To Decode An Illusion’ – taken from Born Again In The Voltage.
Photo by Frank Zerban.