Alessandro Cortini - Forse 2 - 2LP
2023 - Warehouse find - 15 copies
2nd pressing. 200 copies are available on opaque blue vinyl. Deluxe gatefold printed on heavy duty stock with matte finish.
Alessandro Cortini's second release in his Forse trilogy is full of thick analog brightness and deep analog warmpth. Despite also being fully composed on a Buchla Music Easel, the feeling of Forse 2 is quite different from Forse 1, and this deluxe double vinyl release is the ultimate way to experience this engaging work.
Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) recorded Forse using a Buchla Music Easel, of which only 13 are known to exist. Forse, meaning "maybe" In Italian, is a series of 3 double LP releases.
"All pieces were written and performed live on a Buchla Music Easel, in the span of one month. I found that the limited array of modules that the instrument offers sparked my creativity. Most pieces consist of a repeating chord progression, where the real change happens at a spectral/dynamic level, as opposed to the harmonic/chordal one. I believe that the former are just as effective as the latter, in the sense that the sonic presentation (distortion, filtering, wave shaping, etc.) are just as expressive as a chord change or chord type, and often reinforce said chord progressions.
"Of all the years with Nine Inch Nails the period spent writing and recording the instrumental record Ghosts I-IV is probably the one which changed my approach to music making the most. After that record I started getting more into instrumental composition, although I tried to approach it in a different way. While we had a vast array of tools and instruments at our disposal then, I decided to approach my pieces limiting myself to one instrument only, as I found myself being more decisive when faced with a limited creative environment. " ~ Alessandro Cortini