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Lazzaro

by Domiziano Maselli

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1.
The Burrow 08:12
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3.
A Storm 02:10
4.
Gethsemane 08:33
5.
Lazzaro I 10:41
6.
Lazzaro II 08:28

about

“Spellbinding electro-acoustic constructions born from stringed instruments, percussive onslaughts and emotionally charged song craft. Maselli's uncanny skill to create non-conformist drama recalls the wind swept post-rock oblivion of Set Fire to Flames at their most layered and dense, The Haxan Cloaks doom-ridden worlds of grain and texture and the edge blurring of instrument and electronics so expertly honed by Emptyset.”

- ​Opal Tapes

“Non c’è solitudine nell’arte, poiché essa esiste davvero soltanto in funzione dell’altro.
Dalla notte dei tempi non c’è grido che non sia stato gettato, canto che non si sia elevato, sangue che non sia stato versato.
Se trovare pace è impossibile, la salvezza ci proverrà dall’altrui compassione?
Lazzaro non ha alcuna possibilità di eludere o lottare contro la morte: può soltanto sperare nella rinascita, portando con sé le piaghe di un obnubilante sonno senza respiro nel suo faticoso risollevarsi.
In qualche modo il racconto evangelico riesce a gettare luce anche sulla più profonda disillusione e nei più angusti recessi del nichilismo, scavando sino all’epicentro dell’ispirazione visiva e sonora della cultura occidentale.
E così come certi pittori devono ponderare a lungo un singolo tratto al fine di renderlo grezzo e apparentemente spontaneo, così Domiziano Maselli attraversa fasi di gestazione disperata, di maniacale cesellatura, per giungere alla forma finale – non definitiva – del suo espressionismo sonoro, a quell’urgenza che si manifesta nel brutale accalcarsi di sorgenti acustiche saettanti, telluriche, per poi sedimentarsi nel pietoso lirismo che sin dall’inizio si celava sotto le macerie, soffocato ma pur sempre vivo.

Voce di uno che grida nel deserto.”

“There’s no solitude in art, since it truly exists only in light of the Other. Since the dawn of time there’s no cry that hasn’t been uttered, song that hasn’t been raised, blood that hasn’t been shed. If finding peace is impossible, will salvation come from the compassion of others?
Lazarus cannot possibly evade or fight against death: he can only hope for rebirth, bringing along the wounds of a numbing, breathless sleep in his burdensome recovery.
Somehow the Gospel narrative manages to shed light even on the deepest disillusionment and in the narrowest recesses of nihilism, digging up to the epicenter of the visual and sonic inspiration of Western culture.
And just as certain painters need to ponder long on each stroke in order to render it raw and apparently spontaneous, Domiziano Maselli similarly goes through phases of desperate gestation, of maniacal chiselling, thus reaching the final –not definitive– shape of his sound expressionism, that urgency manifesting itself in the brutal jumble of darting, telluric acoustic sources, to then settle into the pitiful lyricism that was hidden under the rubble since the beginning, suffocated but still alive.

The voice of one crying in the wilderness.”

​- Michele Palozzo (Esoteros)

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released May 14, 2021

Written and Produced by Domiziano Maselli
Arranged and Performed with Alessio Iachelini and Lorenzo Castelnuovo
'Gethsemane' excerpt from the Armenian chant 'Havun havun'
Reamps, Additional Mixing and Mastering by Francesco Fabris at Greenhouse Studio, Iceland
Artworks by Domiziano Maselli
Recorded between 2018 and 2020

Dedicated to Alice

Special Thanks to my family, Julian Palacios Gechtman, Nicola Console, Emilio Pozzolini, Lorenzo Castelnuovo, Alessio Iachelini, Francesco Fabris, Arnar Már Gunnarsson and his family, Michele Palozzo and Rogen Halo.


Vinyl & Digital (OP 213) - Released 14th May 2021

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Youtube link for 'The Burrow' video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTL5us7aHh0

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Domiziano Maselli Milano, Italy

Domiziano Maselli is a visual and sound artist, member of the art collective Eremo of Milan.

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