WANG INC. : risotto in 4/4
Bartolomeo Sailer comes from Italy, his
first disc was released on Sonig/Thrill Jockey and received some
attention. Then he appeared on numerous compilations, up to this
long awaited new full-length.
Everything has its own rhythm, or almost anything
silence is a rhythm too » said the slits. John Cage would
only agree with them . Food itself may symbolize rhythm : cooking
and consuming may be seen as an illustration of it. The starters
represent cold though entertaining musical patterns, which do
not suffer excessive expansion
The main dishes do not require
such careful attention and allow our imagination to elaborate
a more personal beat.
clear a space for the king
|3) martian b-boy
|4) voice to your sponsor
|5) sprinkling time
|6) lonely stars
|8) frogs betting
|9) sonic killer
|10) forgotten kurdish
|11) warm folder
|12) frenetic tuner
|13) the robot with the
|14) www.trapped in an
artificial spider web
Rice has a pattern of its own due to its nature : grains may all
look alike but in fact each grain is unique. The different selections
of rice underline that wide variety and that inimitable character.
Numerous grades, various colours and shapes which can be combined
to work out an infinite collection of recipes. At the same time,
a micro rhythm as the 4/4 gave birth to several musical forms
(rock, disco and
well you know it all
) and if you
manipulate it with delicacy and expertise it can become an ingredient
with which it will be easy to prepare a whole range of dishes.
Some will become quite popular and appreciated, others, more experimental
recipes that can be transformed thanks to other fresh and spicy
elements (such as punk, jazz or rock) and delicately seasoned
with the salt of experience that has matured, with the help of
organic sounds, in Wang Incs electronic kitchen.
Life is a bizarre equation whose movement and tempo can help apprehend
and understand facts, ideas and new sensations. Physical and psychological
terrorism, countries living in state of perpetual tension and
fear, remote nations suffering under constant waves of bombs until
the whole movement reveals its sheer absurdity and utter nonsense:
one day it will all look as if bombs are targeting other bombs
a necessary counterpoint to, in fact, a real mid-summer nights
Wang Incs music is built around and describes these measures,
thus helping you savour our future. There are no lyrics, only
instrumental pieces, as a consequence our mind can wander and
investigate new spaces, fool with tropes and create its own fantasy.
At the end of the journey, you can withdraw in your inner self
and lapse into constant bliss
a feeling very close to that
of childhood when the good, the beautiful and the invincible robots
used to protect our innocent and pure dreams.
IN order to record Risotto in 4/4, Wang Inc has for the first
time worked exclusively with computers, leaving just a few voices
and some everyday sounds. Then the whole structure is put together
inside The Machine. The manipulation of sounds that
has been developed within the digital network has had one ambition:
the research of the saturation of sound. Its distinct features
have been highlighted to design a crystalline and abstract atmosphere
that is truly moving.
Wang Inc has also operated with the technique known as multiplayer
composition using in the mean time several sampling format,
a modus operandi named Bit Crushing.
Risotto in 4/4 eventually combines the organic nature of the stomach,
with the arcane resources of the mind but never forgets to get
your feet involved.