ABATE, MAURIZIO

THE MAADI SESSIONS (BACKWARDS)

ABATE, MAURIZIO - THE MAADI SESSIONS 131033
Format:
1 LP
Release:
18.01.2019
Label:
BACKWARDS
Kat.-Nr.:
131033
Barcode:
5055869539791
ARTIST STATEMENT: I visited Egypt for the first time in October 2016, spending a week there, and I went back for a longer period the next February.

Both times I stayed at Sara and Alberto's place, a couple of friends who have been living in the Maadi district of Cairo for about a year.

The first impact with the city and its inhabitants was definitely strong: I had trouble in defining the energy which pervades the streets 24 hours a day and the feeling of perpetual movement one gets from it.

Although this vortex was fascinating, it sometimes originated some kind of alienation and estrangement on my behalf.

I had to distance myself from the excess of stimuli. During my first visit, I was especially struck by the sounds, so I recorded some of them over my following stay, and I tried to mix them with my electric guitar, a sort of conversation between the inner world and the outside one.

During the sessions in Alberto's house, I also experimented new techniques and effects on the guitar, approaching the instrument in a broader sense.

The sessions originated the pieces on this record, which also feature a collaboration with Alberto Boccardi on one track, named after his house and headquarters of Canale Undici." Maurizio Abate
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LANDING
  • 1.2. STUDIO #1
  • 1.3. PACING
  • 1.4. PACING80
  • 1.5. AL KANAL
  • 1.6. IN THE THICK
  • 1.7. STUDIO #2
  • 1.8. NOCTURNAL
  • 1.9. DAYS HAVE GONE BY