Dedicated to the hermetic element Air with its relative symbolic number two, Mainarde is an intense five-parts sonic reminiscence of Ricci’s nativeborn land, released by Dromoscope Editions as third chapter of the Antidigital Series. Young brilliant electronic musician as well as agronomist and passionate researcher in microbiology, Andrea Ricci was born and raised in the breathtaking italian scenario of Mainarde Mountains where a deep relationship with the unspoiled nature and vast horizons of the native land has indelibly shaped his musical research. Attempting to reflect an interior vision of his meticulously listened landscapes and abandoned places, Ricci triggers interactions between carefully stolen natural noises and a variety of scientifically mastered instruments spacing from complex digital convolution reverbs to pure analogue tape manipulation. As a clear resonance of Ricci's origins and studies, spatiality and organicity deeply permeate his overdetailed sonic abstractions, emotional visions and religious transfigurations of the perceived physical space.
Without any will to take part at the usual diatribe that counterposes Analog to Digital, the Series name is rather inspired by a specific direction in the musical research of the works involved. Curated, produced and handmade by Daniele De Santis as a systematic start for Dromoscope Editions, the Antidigital Series (AA) takes shape as a sequence of musical portraits depicting the activity of four musicians spontaneously engaged in a keen re-discover of the Analog sphere. Driven by this awakening to the natural science ruling the purest substance of sound, the Series symbolically crystallizes its main structure in the cycle of the four alchemic Elements. Gradually unveiling a four-ways path into a possible modern instrumental dialogue between complex software elaborations and recycled musical technologies, the project explores the cassette media itself as instrument and symbol of the ‘Antidigital’ process.