Armando Sciascia

Violin Reactions

Release Notes
  • First ever commercial release for this ultra-rare Holy Grail 1974 Library/Production Music LP
  • Limited edition 200 gram deluxe replica LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia and unpublished photos
  • Full dynamic range 2015 remaster direct from the first generation analogue master tapes

Armando Sciascia – by day, notable composer for Italian erotic and exotic cinema – by night, experimentalist and nocturnal avant-gardener. Lovingly crafted in his hand-built Vedette studio, Sciascia’s “lust for experimental research” has never been mre evident than on these precious, never before commercially released 1974 Library recordings. “Violin Reactions” is a violently unique work, studiously constructed out of multi-tracked strings, ominous VCS3 drones and the drum breaks of Tullio De Piscopo. Part futurist broadcast, part Middle-Eastern short-wave trasmission, anchored by De Piscopo’s breakbeats and calisthenic percussion – strangely melodic and at times hauntingly otherworldly.