Artist: Xabier Iriondo, Gianni Mimmo Album: Your Very Eyes Label: Amirani Code: amrn010
Your Very Eyes
Xabier Iriondo, Gianni Mimmo
01 February 2008
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Performance recorded early on a sunny dawn, June the 24th, 2007, in an ancient 10th century cave-church in a magic stone town named Matera,
South of Italy.
The church is named Santa Lucia alle Malve.
Summer solstice is a holy moment isn so many and various traditions.
We chose there because of the sound of these alveolar stones.
Not only we had beautiful reverbes and resonant echoes but the sound seemed to go into the stones themselves.
It’s naked music, as we had to solve our golems there.
We like to think about it as a laical psalmody.
Our equipment was light:
a soprano saxophone, a couple of table strings (taisho koto and mahai metak)
and a very discreet low-fi device to get some frequencies.
The output has been a great sharing and a pure communication.
Track List1_Psalm of days
3_Your Very Eyes
4_Several Calls And A Perfect Pair Of Opinione
8_Cirmustance And Sacrifice / Eye Tray
PersonnelXabier Iriondo _ taisho koto, mahai metak, lo-fi devices
Gianni Mimmo _ soprano sax
Recording Datarecording _ June the 24th, 2007
cave church _ Santa Lucia alle Malve, Matera, Italy
sound engineer and mixing _ Xabier Iriondo
mastering _ Maurizio Giannotti, Bips studio, Milano, Italy
cover image _ “Santa Lucia” (part.) by Francesco del Cossa( 1435-1477)
inside photos _ Shanu Vallaro, Silvia Eugerio
graphics _ Mirko Spino