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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:38:50 AM »
- Taylor Deupree: Shoals

Excellent 12k release. Minimal detailing. Love it.

great album, indeed.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 06, 2010, 02:18:27 AM »
Mark Van Hoen - Where Is The Truth (very nice, in his own/'locust' style)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 10, 2010, 04:02:44 AM »
Piana - Snow bird (Happy)

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 09, 2010, 03:00:31 PM »
aix Em Kleem - aix Em Klemm (kranky) great album!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 06, 2010, 01:17:12 AM »
Murralin Lane - Our House Is On The Wall (12k)

new great review:

rik - ping things

"Circo Divino" is available now at ping things!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:45:24 AM »
recently have played:

Klaus Schulze - Dig It
Klaus Schulze - Trancefer
Klaus Schulze - Dune
Rumpistol - Mere Rum
Rumpistol - Dynamo
VA - Ischemic Folks (a Schematic label compilation)
Atom - Liedgut
Erik Satin - Light Music
Taylor Deupree - Northern
Harmonia - Music Von Harmonia
Brian Eno - Spinner
Disjecta - Clean Pit and Lid
Autechre - Amber
Autechre - Quaristice versions
Nikka - Isotopos
Lassigue Bendthaus - Render
Ruxpin - Avalon
Stars Of The Lid - And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:24:03 AM »
VA - Ischemic Folks (a Schematic label compilation)

another great review:

Questa prova a quattro mani di Alio Die e Parallel Worlds conquista già nel titolo:"Circo Divino".
Un affresco di suggestioni oniriche che rinvia ai sentieri della cosmic-music e della meditazione trascendente, compiendosi in sei atti di pura magia acustica, talora sedotti dal canto iridato di India Czajkowska.
Sembra quasi uno squarcio della Bhagavad-Gita materializzatosi nell'alchimia della trasposizione sonora, in questo caso assai ricca di timbri analogici inusitati e di flussi ritmici dilatati, di rumori emblematici e di linguaggi misteriosi che paiono provenire dalle spire di epoche leggendarie madide di umori mantrico/sacrali.
"Circo Divino" ha  lo spleen dell'ascesi mistica che richiede d'essere empatizzata lungo il percorso, frase dopo frase, sino alle massime derive estreme della proiezione estatica.

Aldo Chimenti, Rockerilla Magazine - luglio/agosto 2010

(btw, soon the album will be available from Projekt catalogue too, in the US)


new great 'Circo Divino' (HSL055) album review from

rating 8 out of 10

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 16, 2010, 05:18:01 AM »
Autechre - Move Of Ten

...please let it be known when it becomes available here in the US...
you can buy some 'Circo Divino' cd's and vinyl's from me... just email or PM me.

Regarding the correct pronunciation of the Die in Alio Die, per a conversation with Robert Rich back in '94, it is pronounced "dee-ay."  But I still use the less syllable easier version, "dye." 

Regarding Circo Divino, I just received this and it is a gorgeous album.  The modular synths and Musso's drones mix perfectly, and the female vox are exquisite.  Fantastic cover artwork, too.  Circo Divino is to DIE for! (or is it to "dee-ay" for?)

glad you like it.    :)

many tracks uploaded on Soundcloud !

(many are now free to download!)


Alio Die/Parallel Worlds, Circo Divino

To my way of thinking, one of the main purposes of instrumental music—and particularly ambient music—is to craft imagery in the listener's mind; to create a space, filled and fully realized, for the course of the CD. Circo Divino, the collaboration between Alio Die and Parallel Worlds, is a prime example of how this can be done well. As I listen, I see a mysterious caravan that splits the space between worlds, dancers and dangerous men adrift in a place more ether than earth, coursing the cosmos and taking in the sights. It is a space, a world, a construct that I emerge from only begrudgingly because it is more beautiful there than here. In the past Sirros' work, which gets a lot of praise among analog enthusiasts, has been hit-or-miss for me. But here his sounds fold and meld perfectly into the flow laid down by Alio Die (aka Stefano Musso) while India Czajkowska provides sounds-from-beyond vocals. "Lost Fractales" opens the disc with a strong sense of drama and a bit of Spanish (almost flamenco-style) flair. It's our first introduction to Czajkowska's vocals, falling in sharp, disjointed and effective shards. It's a challenging track to work through if you prefer your music more straightforward, a gateway that allows only the intrepid listener to pass. And the reward is immediate, coming in the form of the quieter title track, carried along on Sirros' twanging analog lines. A beautiful piece with a classic feel. Subtle rhythms underscore many of the tracks here, most notably at the start of "Nuvole di Palissandro." They're not insistent but rather gently present and all the more effective for it. The remainder of the disc follows suit, silky flows punctuated with glitchy landmarks, Middle Eastern influences (listen to "Sorinel," which Czajkowska carries beautifully) and suggestions of darkness along the way. There's a lot to listen to here as Sirros and Musso craft their landscape in intricate detail and volumes of sounds. Circo Divino loops very nicely, its quiet closing track, "Slide of Grace," dovetailing easily into the relatively quiet beginning. It's definitely a Hypnagogue Highly Recommended CD.

Available from Hic Sunt Leones.


the final improvisational track was based on the Doepfer A100 modular system.

enjoy, or not.


Thank you... I enjoyed that interview.

I never thought you played live with your brother! :-)
yes, as Parallel Worlds, i always play live with my brother.
it gives a much better live feel than playing live alone, for sure.
(plus my brother participates in the writing of some of the PW tracks too.)

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