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Alio Die appears on these releases:

The Hues of Infinity

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The Hues of Infinity
Various Artists
2015 Projekt ARC134 (CD)

A mid-2015 Projekt sampler, free at bandcamp.com.
 
1. Steve Roach: The Function Inside The FormMP35:45 
2. Steve Roach: Etheric ImprintsMP39:44 
3. Erik Wøllo: PathwayMP36:30 
4. As Lonely As Dave Bowman: Failure of the AE-35 unit Radio AntennaMP37:23 
5. Dirk Serries: Disorientation FlowMP37:26 
6. Stratosphere: The Search for Normality (reprise) 7:43 
7. Forrest Fang: The Unreachable Lands - ii. Song of the CamelMP33:47 
8. Alio Die, Lorenzo Montanà: Muns de Etrah 6:50 
9. Mercury's Antennae: They Are With Us 7:20 


Holographic Codex

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PHASE IX (CD)
HOLOGRAPHIC CODEX (CD)
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Holographic Codex
Alio Die, Lorenzo Montanà
2015 Projekt PRO311 (CD)
Reviewed by Music TAP, Prog Archives, Textura

Crossing styles and boundaries, Holographic Codex is a mixture of atmospheric ambience, IDM sequences and psybient textures; these cult Italian musicians create a blending of ritualistic soundscapes and technogenic landscapes. Alio Die has over 60 releases, some on America's Projekt label and others on his own Hic Sunt Leones label. Montana recorded five collaborations with Pete Namlook on Pete's German FAX label, plus released 10 solo albums with various European imprints.
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Deconsecrated and Pure

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Deconsecrated and Pure
Alio Die
2012 Projekt PRO270 (CD)

DECONSECRATED AND PURE is an evocative liturgy from the realm where electronic music meets acoustic drones, found objects, sacral voices and field recordings.
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1. Layers of FaithMP3 
2. Obliterated AlcoveMP3 
3. Peel Away This Mortal CoilMP3 
4. Cerulean FacadeMP3 
5. De-altaredMP3 


Eleusian Lullaby

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Eleusian Lullaby
Alio Die
2007 Projekt PRO208 (CD)

ELEUSIAN LULLABY blends the natural, warm and earthy ambient compositions of Alio Die with the elegant, neo-classical voice of Martina, merging notes and silence into an expanded dreamscape. This is lullaby music like an aural caress from darkness into the light. The combination of the vocal melodies with the abstract qualities of the loops and instruments creates a suspended near-dream space, intimate and sensual at the same time.
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1. The Oniroid SleepMP3 
2. A Drone Song for AlienorMP3 
3. Eleusian LullabyMP3 


PROJEKT200

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PROJEKT200
Various Artists
2007 Projekt PRO200 (CD)
Disc 1: The Early Years
Disc 2: The Current Era
Disc 3: Ambient Loop
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Echo Passage

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Echo Passage
Vidna Obmana, Alio Die
2006 Projekt PRO190 (CD)
Reviewed by Phil Derby, AmbiEntrance

Vidna Obmana and Italian soundsculptor Alio Die unite their vision and realized this introspective work of sixty minutes. At times droning and abstract, sometimes ritualistic and ethnic. "ECHO PASSAGE clearly lives up to the reputations of Obmana and Musso while offering both ample opportunity to work outside of their ordinary parameters" -- Adam M. Bialek / Outburn (USA)
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1. Echoes of Light  
2. A Slip of DarknessMP3 
3. The Passage  

2006 reissue in Digipak.


Khen Introduce Silence

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Khen Introduce Silence
Alio Die
2003 Hic Sunt Leones HSL025 (CD)

Taking basic improvisations from sounds produced only by a Khen (a mouth-organ from Thailand / Laos) and processed by different filters, pans and effects, Stefano Musso looks for a vibrational enviroment that is like a special point of view, where time changes its meaning and sometimes becomes absolutely relative, finding a place for contemplation, like being in the clouds and breathing with the sound of the spheres. Observe the circular harmony of seasons in its never-ending flow. It speaks like old poetry that is familiar to the soul. (Artist's description)
 
1. Puntar orecchio alle sfereMP3 
2. Gli ossidi del divenireMP3 
3. Accarezzando soma come si fa con una piumaMP3 
4. Fu' cosi'il sogno a tessere radici a terra ed a provvedere al nutrimentoMP3 
5. Una vena preziosaMP3 
6. Introduce silenceMP3 
7. In vulvica risonanzaMP3 


Sunja

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Sunja
Alio Die, Zeit
2003 Hic Sunt Leones HSL024 (CD)

Magic has blown its precious spores into the air. A human rite, humble and quiet, has evoked a red hot globe that gently illuminates the path toward the borders of SUNJA, the dream place where all vibrations start. Sometimes the light comes down from the sky, clear like a crystal. Sometimes it climbs slowly from the earth's depths, but it's always comforting. Crossing the thresholds of SUNJA is like landing on an uncontaminated island, its white sea-shores lapped by tepid foamy waters, inebriated with wide floral smells and saltiness in secret inland places and in caves dug from time, on top of the plateau from where it's possible to see beyond... SUNJA is creative strength enclosed in two long tracks of incredible intensity, rich in levels of knowledge, pure enchantment and beauty. The deep sound has an extraordinary symbolic and evocative power with a supreme purification owing to millenial percolations across the rocks. Music shines, beholds, resounds at the bottom of ourselves, lives and spreads out. We realize, in listening, that a light warmth closes in upon us, everything loses its own original sense, the gates open... the road is beaten. (Artist's description)
 
1. The Gates Are OpenMP3 
2. At the Threshold of SunjaMP3 

hand-numbered, packaged with collages and hand-made prints


The Sleep of Seeds

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The Sleep of Seeds
Alio Die, Saffron Wood
2003 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 026 (CD)

With its special hand-made package, containing seeds, leaves and other organic material, no two copies are alike. The title "The Sleep of Seeds" is also the opening track of this macroscopic journey into a world which spontaneously engages us when we travel through it... a link between life and earth, a passageway between time and change... an organinc sonic itinerary in which an hourglass often makes no sense, with only the sound of articulated and fragmentary notes... 50 minutes to wander between a seed and a grain of soil, into an infinite space while listening to a far away earth-longing sound. Recorded in Savona Italy August 2002 with various flutes, tubes, accordion, found objects, rattles, shells, bells and drones. Loops, effects, editing and mastering on ProTools at Temple Studio Milano, Spring 2003.
 
1. The Sleep of SeedsMP3 
2. Awakening in a New FormMP3 
3. A Dream of Mother GroundMP3 


Prayer For the Forest

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Prayer For the Forest
Alio Die, Antonio Testa
2002 Green House Music GHM201 (CD) – rare last copies!

This is a real favorite around here, sharing the same enchanting atmosphere as HEALING HERB'S SPIRIT. The percussive element is a bit stronger, and while its not specific to one region or style, the processed hand drums shift between somewhere in Africa and South America, then beyond to the new world. The gurgling soundscapes and organic textures give the feeling that you might find moss growing on your speaker ports by the time this CD is over. This and HEALING HERB'S SPIRIT are a must-have if you are drawn to the ethno- shamanic sound blends.
 
1. African DreamMP3 
2. A Mechanical Dust Sphere  
3. Ancestor's BreathMP3 
4. Walking Through the CampMP3 
5. Prayer For the ForestMP3 
6. An Active Foggy PathwayMP3 


Apsaras

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Apsaras
Alio Die, Amelia Cuni
2001 Projekt (CD)

"Apsaras is breathtakingly beautiful, combining soothing electronic textures, drones, and organic sound samples from Italian soundpainter Alio Die (Stefano Musso) with the amazing North Indian dhrupad singing of Amelia Cuni." – Ink19.com. This one is currently Steve's favorite CD.
 
1. AmbhasMP3 
2. Island Of The Rose Apple TreeMP3 
3. AapahaMP3 
4. Water MemoriesMP3 
5. Churning Of The OceanMP3 
6. ApsarasMP3 


Leaves Net

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Leaves Net
Alio Die
2001 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 019 (CD) – Italian import, artist-direct

The third part of an ambient trilogy, a creative path of the music of Alio Die presented with artwork and text by painter Janusz Gilewicz. Natural and acoustic sounds and noises, electronically treated and reworked, are integrated in a meditative and spiritual context that often - in the feeling - become close to a prayer. This music is rich with hidden sounds, with layers of elements to discover at each listening. Alio Die's artful music creates a melting of technology and mysticism, like a new ritual with echoes of a medieval time, deep and grounded in introspection.
 
1. Still RaptureMP3 
2. Breathing AgainMP3 
3. First PerceptionMP3 
4. Leaves NetMP3 
5. A Chaos of DesireMP3 
6. A Fragment of FireMP3 
7. The Way of FireMP3 
8. Concerning Simple FireMP3 
9. Régénération  
10. DesireMP3 


Healing Herb's Spirit

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Healing Herb's Spirit
Alio Die, Antonio Testa
1999 Crowd Control Activities Crowded13 (CD)

Alio Die is well known and respected worldwide for his ultra organic-soundscapes that often use extensively-processed natural sounds as the foundation for his hallucinogenic sound gardens. Here with fellow Italian Antonio Testa, the direction moves towards the shamanic as Testa brings his long list of ethnic percussion instruments to the mix. This is an outstanding stream of consciousness trip carried along by gentle rhythms, muted drones and Alio Die soundscapes hovering like a rainforest canopy.
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1. ShuarMP39:46 
2. RahienMP38:05 
3. DreamingMP35:12 
4. IcarosMP37:43 
5. YacarunaMP310:25 
6. VimuktitaMP36:29 
7. TuriyaMP37:37 


Le Stanze della Trascendenza

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Le Stanze della Trascendenza
Alio Die
1999 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 016 (CD) – Italian import, artist-direct

This is a deeper look into the microscopic views that Also Die creates with a sense of ceremony and ancient sacredness. As with PASSWORD FOR ENTHEOGENIC EXPERIENCE and LEAVES NET, the foundation is drawn from acoustic and environmental sounds deconstructed and processed into a landscape of organic forms and visceral textures.
 
1. Alternate RealitiesMP3 
2. Cicada's LoopMP3 
3. Il Fondo del PozzoMP3 
4. Melancholic RootsMP3 
5. Desire (instrumental)MP3 
6. Molecular DanceMP3 


Password for Entheogenic Experience

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Password for Entheogenic Experience
Alio Die
1998 Hic Sunt Leones HSL 015 (CD) – Italian import, artist-direct

This 1998 continuous longform piece is a standout solo work from Italy's sound artist Alio Die. His artistry and understanding of organinc inner-space music is alive on this understated and gently intense flowing soundscape. Created to support his own psychoactive journeys, it creates a warm and shadowy nest to curl up within. This is among Steve's favorite Alio Die solo releases.
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1. Password for Entheogenic ExperienceMP364:01 


Twilight Earth

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Twilight Earth
Various Artists
1994 Timebase LC 5432 (CD)
Reviewed by Harbinger Hour

This cross-section of the best and brightest stars on the ethnographical plateau is not only one of the most representative of the genre, it's one of the few collections worth owning. O Yuki Conjugate leads things off in a ghostly fashion with the ominous "Insect-Talk (Dry)" six minutes of eerie percussives, hushed chants, ganking bass and nocturnal electronics. Vidna Obmana's "The Embrace in Motion" shows how influential his recent mindmelds with Steve Roach have been as he explores the same morass of electronic primordialism to chilling effect, while Roach himself chimes in with "Before the Sacrifice", featuring tribal, penetrating hand-struck percussions and canyon-deep chords of synth that envelop you totally. Jorge Reyes dabbles in yet more of his singular acoustic prehispanics, while the mysterious Belgian troupe known as Hybryds explores infinitely frightening realms on "Orca". Temps Perdu? continue to amaze with "Rano Raraku" which suggests murky abyssal depths but has cosmic overtones as well. And there's further remarkable contributions from the likes of Jeff Greinke, Alio Die, Paul Schütze (deep-space electronics mixed with Hassell-like ethereal beats), Voice of Eye, Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft and Human Flesh." -- Darren Bergstein, i/e Magazine
 
1. O Yuki Conjugate: Insect Talk (Dry) 6:11 
2. Vidna Obmana: The Embrace In MotionMP35:48 
3. Steve Roach: Before the SacrificeRealAudioMP36:51 
4. Jorge Reyes: Espejo Humeante 5:34 
5. Hybryds: Orca (Remix) 4:42 
6. Temps Perdu?: Rano Raraku 5:43 
7. Dino Oon, Konrad Kraft: The Garden of Friction II 5:23 
8. Voice of Eye: Vas Tremens 5:52 
9. Jeff Greinke: Ancestral Horizon 6:03 
10. Alio Die: The Flight of Real Image 6:26 
11. Paul Schütze: All That Was Solid... 6:37 
12. Human Flesh: Paysage Marin Avec Oiseau (Et Babeau à Moteur) 3:04 
13. Tuu: One Thousand Years (Vasel Shevehenko version) 7:07 


The Promises of Silence

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The Promises of Silence
Various Artists
1993 Projekt PRO41 (CD)
Reviewed by Harbinger Hour

An excellent multi-artist collection compiled by Alio Die from 1993, this organic soundscape project includes Dwight Ashley and Tim Story, Temps Perdu?, vidnaObmana, Jeff Greinke, Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, Art of Primitive Sound, Alio Die, Robert Rich and others.
 
1. Hybryds: Aizen Myoo 6:10 
2. Djen Ajakan Shean: Mountain Wind 6:26 
3. Steve Roach: The Unbroken PromiseRealAudioMP37:50 
4. Vidna Obmana: Glass Splendour 6:50 
5. Jeff Greinke: Winter Light 7:02 
6. Art of Primitive Sound: Subterranean Worlds 2:10 
7. Ora: Sadalsuud 8:50 
8. Alio Die: The Hidden Spring 4:25 
9. Robert Rich: Black Skies 5:10 
10. Saffron Wood: Deep Water 9:40 
11. black tape for a blue girl: A Good Omen 5:00 
12. Temps Perdu?: Ouroboros 4:13 
13. Dwight Ashley, Tim Story: Baby Thing 5:50 





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