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Electronic musician from Taranto (Southern Italy) specialising in atmospheric drone.
Orsi’s music originates with field recordings through which he seeks to capture images in sound inspired by the historic pre-war folk recordings made by Alan Lomax .
Orsi says he admires the way in which Lomax was able to present folklore not merely as some historic artefact but as “an expression of suffering with a thirst for rebellion”.
His first release, Osci, was recorded in Salento and its two tracks , total playing time 36 minutes, are described by the Italian online magazine SentireAscoltare as : ”a patchwork of edited found sounds, drones, microwaves with sparse notes of guitar, piano and synth”.
An edited version a description on his MySpace page (which misleading gives his origin as Berlin!) takes a more obscure line:
”Osci is a deep hole into the ground of the loved/hated traditional music. It is a snatch with the past, watching it from unusual perspective, with deforming lens under coloured lights. Osci never meets “Art”, it is something like a hack. …Where the streets are swelling as the veins and the buildings are collapsing, we plant a microphone, cold as a needle”.
Since his 2005 debut Fabio Orsi has consolidated his reputation as a key figure of the Italian nu-folk-electronica underground with a bewildering yet fascinating series of solo works and collaborations dominated by psychedelically flavoured soundscapes.

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