Artist: Raffaele Serra
1. Siege of the Unseen
Exactly one year after the release of the acclaimed "Europe Endless", an album that aptly bringed back Raffaele Serra to success after some years of struggling, our favourite electronic shaman returns on Afe with a very beautiful, delicate and experimental new work.
Partly inpired by Fleur Jaeggy's "I Beati Anni del Castigo / Sweet Days of Discipline", "Le Spectre de la Rose" tells the imaginary story of a thirteen years old girl, her vision of the world, her many dreams and nightmares, hope and fears.
The music has obviously a cinematic quality, as it often happened in other Raffaele Serra's works. His usual references appear each now and then all over the disc: the santur on Fog and Dark Interlude, the Kraftwerk-inspired sequencer lines on She Who Laughs, the mantric melodies on Dreaming Escape and the long final Night Flight.
All the tracks on this album were composed, performed and recorded by Raffaele Serra in Spring/Summer 2003 at Mekon Studio.
la tripletta in sequenza di Sentinel, Garden in the Void, She Who Laughs,
tra Kraftwerk, suoni concreti e cinematici"
elegante, raffinato, equilibrato seppure piuttosto vario, e ulteriormente
valorizzato da una ottima qualità del suono"
musica raffinata ed elegante, tinta degli stessi colori pastello che adornano
la splendida copertina e che fanno pensare ai grandi maestri della pittura
kind of lengthy summa of Serra's different souls"