EBRIA records
italian independent label since 2003. Focused on avantgarde/minimal music, we like to listen to sounds that pay attention to experimentation and research. We are all musicians too, so we care also about the process of composing and performing music

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Bronto 010
aor 02

,t - guitar, cello synth
dj - drums
bof - guitar
fr - bass, trumpet

Improvised, recorded, mixed and engineered by Vonneumann itself, in its own studio. 

02Zonathan Gisaggio, Pt.1
03Zonathan Gisaggio, Pt.2
04The Late Jeff Koons
06Requiem For Poroppo
07Methagno Sahgno

il de metallo is the twin CD to il de’ blues, coming out in 2009. Both have 7 tracks. But, what is the reason for making two twin CDs? Right! one would say. Well, in the course of the past years, vonneumann (now, aged) had the opportunity to observe how the audience was left puzzled by a coherent synthesis/editing of improvised music merged with bits and springs of composed music. Indeed, they probably feel more at ease with more defined musical categories...
In order to make everybody happy (especially vonneu- mann, who never wants to give up any musical attitude), the best solution was simple and clear: making 2 separate CDs, one of pure improvisation (metallo); the other, of pure composition (blues).
il de’ metallo is an album of radical and reasoned improvi- sation. Radical, as none of the musicians was aware, while playing, of what the others would have played along. Reasoned, because vonneumann has played together for more than 10 years (it’s always the same 4 ol’ members: ,t, dj, bof, fr), therefore, there was a margin of predictabili- ty; but especially because, in this CD, vonneumann impro- vises always having in mind a song-type structure.
Thus, composition is a process mediated by instant stimulus and by memory of what has just been played. Future is unknown, but is conditioned by past and cannot be unspecific freedom.
During the preparation of il de’ metallo the idea has always been the same: no ideas. The simplicity of music had to be the prelude (assumption, presupposition) to existence, with no room for concepts. Otherwise things would have become annoying; especially after the last 2 concept-albums!

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