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Vincenzo Ramaglia’s ‘La parole 5’ is emotive, organised restlessness

Vincenzo Ramaglia’s sound is definitely unique. The Rome-based experimental electronic musician is the director of the Griffith Academy of Cinema and Television, a career that surely requires a wealth of creativity. Thus, channelling this creativity into his own musical ventures seems to come naturally, and his new single La Parole 5 is no exception. The track features the charismatic Laure Le Prunenec, whose vocals and magnetic showmanship add to the dramatic overall dramatic feel.

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Describing his work as ‘organised restlessness‘ is surely modesty.La parole 5 strips back the layers of illusion and delivers a soundscape that lays bare real emotion. Ramaglia explains: “I’m not a big lover of ‘four-on-the-floor’, so when I embraced the electronics I immersed myself in more restless, schizophrenic, elusive contemporary rhythms. IDM, drill’n’bass, breakcore, glitch… Squarepusher, Venetian Snares, Autechre, Alva Noto, Ryoji Ikeda… All artists who do a great deskwork of editing to produce their phantasmagoric and always changing sound textures, a work that is often masterly and of great impact for me. The challenge is: to recreate with my hands that same ‘organized restlessness’, but in an impromptu way, without editing, treating the machines as a musical instrument. Without a computer. However there is also a hard work of composition: improvisation moves inside an intricate maze of analogue sequences, composed on the machines as on a pentagram, almost in a thoughtful orchestral counterpoint”.

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