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Michele M. Se Robert Johnson aveva firmato un patto con il diavolo, forse i Masche l'hanno firmato con qualche strega delle foreste. Qualunque sia il loro segreto, partendo da improvvisazioni questo collettivo a composizione variabile (qui temporaneamente cristallizzato in una voce, un sax, un basso, una batteria e dei marchingegni elettronici) realizza un'insieme di composizioni notturne, poetiche e blues nello spirito. La sostanza è un ibrido mutante di jazz libero, elettronica idm, rock, soul e spoken words. Uno dei miei album preferiti del 2018 per un esordio col botto Favorite track: desire.
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still 06:41
STILL They stretch strings from the corners of the houses, white or black or gray or black-and-white they mark a relationship of blood, of trade, authority, or love. When the strings become so many they can no longer get thru them, they leave: the houses are dismantled the strings and their supports remain. From a mountainside, the refugees look at the labyrinth of strings and poles that rise in the plain. That is the city – still and they are nothing. They rebuild a new city elsewhere. They weave a new pattern of strings, They’d like them to be more complex, and at the same time more regular... After a while they abandon the new city again and take their houses still further away. traveling in that region, you come upon the ruins of all the abandoned cities, there’s no walls, they do not last, nor the bones of the dead, the wind rolled them away: spider webs of intricate relationships - Looking for a form.
grumi 04:49
desire 07:12
DESIRE concentric lists kites flying over praise the flesh fire tell what you have seen in my garden - Invited - Stranger true essence awakens desires only to force you to stifle them walked for days among stones cause in the outskirts there was someone loud one morning my desires waken all at once surrounded me a whole Such is the power Sometimes Strain gives form to desire takes from desire its form
hung 09:30
HUNG There’s a cliff between two steep mountains: the city is over the void, bound to the two crests with ropes and chains and catwalks You walk on the little wooden ties, careful or you cling to the hempen strands. Below there’s nothing for hundreds and hundreds of feet The foundation of the city is a net, which serves as passage and support. All the rest, instead of rising up, is hung below: rope ladders, hammocks, houses made like sacks, clothes hangers, skins of water, gas jets, spits, baskets on strings, elevators, showers, rings for children's games, lamps, pots with long leaning plants. Suspended over the abyss, their life Is less uncertain than in other places. They know the net might not hold too much.
PUMA (on a leash) possible futures trapped in crystal balls collect them all chose the one while everything keeps changing have fun sliding down the twisting spiral there must be a place for crystal balls for what is necessary when it's not yet so and for what is possible then - when the time comes - is possible no longer there must a place for a black blind man shouting in the crowd for a lunatic hung on a skyscraper's cornice for a girl walking with a puma on a leash Because many of the blind men who tap their canes on cobblestones are black; in every skyscraper there is someone going mad; all lunatics spend hours on cornices; and there is no puma that some girl does not raise, as a whim.


2018 @ ADN Records - Wallace Records


released June 28, 2018

Music by Masche
Lyrics by Cristina Trotto Gatta

Valerio Zucca Paul: Electronics
Cristina Trotto Gatta: Voice
Diego Rosso: Drums
Andrea Chiuni: Bass and Voice
Alessandro Cartolari: Baritone and Alto Sax

Recorded live on 16 December 2017 in Perosa Canavese (TO) by Alessandro Cartolari and Valerio Zucca Paul.

Mixed by Valerio Zucca Paul

distorsioni.net (20/10/2018) by Romina Baldoni
"Math rock e free jazz si abbracciano e si respingono in una caracollante danza dell’inquietudine, Still."

Il Manifesto (10/10/2018) by Nazim Comunale
"Disco di distanze siderali e silenzi densi, monumento sibillino alla libertà di chi non smette di cercare l’inaudito."

heavyblogisheavy.com (01/08/2018) by Scott Murphy
"Avant-garde jazz fans should immediately press play below; trust me, you’ll thank me later."


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Masche Ivrea, Italy

Masche was born in 2013 in Canavese as an open collective (Anatrofobia, 3eem, Ex-p), aiming at finding sonic
combinations between electronics rock and improvisation. Masche now is composed by
four musicians.

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