'7456. Live at Human Resources, Los Angeles' summarizes Fabio Perletta’s recent works 'Genkai' (in collaboration with sound designer for Pioneer Haruo Okada) and 'Ichinen', both released by LINE imprint, in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As it blends the two albums’ distinctive approaches, it reveals their contrasts in terms of hi dynamic range and aesthetics of hesitation, silence and instability. This live recording marks the end of a cycle of works initiated with 'Kaikō' (collaboration with Haruo Okada, 901 Editions, 2014), which ruminates on notions of presence, limitation, contemplation, patience and humility.
Like the photograph on the cover, the music explores distance, proximity and the necessity to be emotionally detached to achieve balance. It is impossible to enjoy a flower if it’s viewed too closely, it will appear blurry. Like the photograph, the music doesn’t change, instead it exists in potentially infinite variations through its exposure to each listener unique memories, experiences, and perceptions. '7456. Live at Human Resources, Los Angeles' thus asks the questions: is there and where is truth? Are artworks really finished? Do artworks which artists create belong to them? Duality, inconsistency, impermanence, and paradoxes are themes Fabio Perletta is questioning and enjoys his inability or need to solve.
“The notes fade, but they don’t necessarily stop. They echo into infinity, at once trapped inside the deep trenches of the past and in turn shaping things that have yet to arrive. Harmony and silence are one and the same”. — James Catchpole on Ichinen for A Closer Listen.
'7456. Live at Human Resources, Los Angeles' was recorded live on June 11, 2017, as part of Fabio Perletta’s VOLUME residency. His appearance was made possible with support from DE.MO./MOVIN’UP, II session 2016. MOVIN’UP II session 2016 was promoted by Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, General Directorate for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Suburbs, General Directorate for Performing Arts and GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists.
released July 20, 2018
Photo by Fabio Perletta, taken close to 7456 Mulholland Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA.
Thanks to Yann Novak & Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Richard Chartier & LINE, VOLUME, Steve Roden, Robert Crouch, Geneva Skeen, Jared Baxter, Human Resources, Haruo Okada, GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists, Lorenzo Balloni, Luigi Turra, Rossella Angelozzi, Mum.
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This is beyond all unreasonable doubt one of the best albums I ever listened to. As a painter who needs the right music to be able to work - I often prefer silence - Nachtstuecke is the kind of surrounding that is present without ever demanding attention. It works like a kind of carrier wave. I am very impressed and the next album I will add is Stephan Mathieu's 'Before Nostromo'.