All Strings Evenly Hammered

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    -All Strings Evenly Hammered: 2 Mini-CDrs (to neatly split piano and ambient compositions); both folded in a handmade and home printed thick cardboard case; 3 high quality printed photos; 1 of 25 original and unique found photo from Italian 1950s holiday time (all 25 digital photos comes with the album's download); everything folded into a recycled paper envelope with a back print from a 1930s German botanic pamphlet and a circle cut to show the album's artwork on the front.
    -Unbounded III EP: Mini-CDr on cardboard case with high quality printed cover, picture courtesy of F. Zagolin; white notes and stamps, folded in a grey-paper envelope. (Please download the digital copy of the EP for free).

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    -All Strings Evenly Hammered: CDr folded in a handmade and home printed thick cardboard case; 3 high quality printed photos; wrapped and held together by a recycled paper band with a front print illustration from a 1930s German botanic pamphlet.

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about

in september 2015 I found out that an old "half-tail" piano (or parlor grand) had been brought in the kindergarten in my village, and placed there for no particular reason if not because it belonged to an old piano teacher who recently passed away. I had to go and ask the sisters who lived there to try it.

since then the idea of making one album made only of piano pieces seeded in my head. its sound was very peculiar, quite out of tune. at the time I was already working on Folder #05 and the other releases that came with it, but in early December 2015 I started recording some improvisations on the instrument.

during the recordings I realized two things. first, scheduling times for recording without children running around was tricky, not to mention that I had to practice with an instrument I've never been thought to play with; the idea of a whole album was drifting away.

second, since I was not a proper pianist, I became aware of the sustain pedal's importance for my playing. and on this piano that pedal was broken.

as a result I recorded very few pieces on that old instrument (tracks 1, 2 and 5 on the record, plus two outtakes coming with physical items), and I recorded on the church piano with various devices, sometimes at very low volume.

ultimately, this is a record of "great expectations" and pragmatic adjustments, where I come up with new ambient pieces from the early wake of spring's lights and breezes to support - but not undermining - a naively played and viscerally loved "foreign" instrument.

credits

released April 22, 2016

Music and Mastering; Artwork, Pictures (except found photos) and Packaging by M. Beckmann. Composed Between December 2015 and March 2016.
This is an Ambient Music project developed by M. Beckmann.
2011 - present, North-East Italy.

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since 2011, an ambient-drone-post rock music project developed by M. Beckmann. sketch and improv attitude to get sudden ambience.

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