Andrea Borghi - "Superelief"
Superelief is a collection of gratifyingly tactile audio art pieces that sound like a balance between carefully constructed vignettes of crafted detail, and well-curated edits of natural recordings.
Using a "prepared turntable," and other gear, Andrea Borghi creates an immediate, organic auditory experience that focuses on a slowly rotating mechanism which objects are dragged across the surface of, or perhaps roll around in a container. The closeness, or even intimacy, of these kinetic impressions strongly command the listener's attention in a meditative way - perhaps not unlike watching a potter at the wheel, shaping clay or a textile worker at the loom. These recordings capture rhythmically ordinary movements that feel familiar, even if we cannot immediately identify the movements themselves.
Ultimately, this powerful piece of minimalist sound art is a good work to return to when the noise of life has become too chaotic, but silence is too still.