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The Basic Sharpness of Emotions

by That Which is Not

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Krysalisound Press Release:

Whenever winter arrives, I am always amazed by the beauty of the colours that the sky can create. I will never tire of looking at the infinite beauty of nature; colours and emotions that I love to associate with sounds of a certain type.
That's why I really want to present some albums during this season.The first release of 2021 describes in an excellent way the tonal range of this winter, so uncertain, cold and melancholic.
That Which Is Not is a beautiful project that combines the sound experiments of Nicola Fornasari (Xu, La Petite Vague, etc) and the instrumental ramifications of Pier Giorgio Storti (Morose, Belaqua Shua, etc) who, with notes of cello and many other instruments, adds nuances to a rich picture of pulsating introspection.
"The basic sharpness of emotions" is genreless music, the soundtrack of those timeless winter days, when the snow and the ground are still unknown but are aware they have already met millions of times. A debut that I strongly advise you to listen to in solitude...

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released January 23, 2021

Nicola Fornasari
synthesizers, contact microphones, tapes, fx pedals, processing

Pier Giorgio Storti
cello, mellotron, clarinet, zither, fx pedals

Recorded April-May 2020
Mixing and production: Nicola Fornasari
Mastering: Francis M. Gri
Artwork: Nicola Fornasari (original pictures by Jai Mantri and Billy Onjea)
Design: KSND

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The Basic Sharpness Of Emotions è un album di difficile identificazione musicale. Dettagli apparentemente insignificanti sfuggono al controllo, ridefinendo il genere e le definizioni che sembravano certe. È uno stato di sospensione nel quale il tempo, il luogo e le definizioni sono superflui ed inconsistenti, lasciando spazio allo spazio. Soprattutto a quello interiore.

Arianna Me on Impatto Sonoro
www.impattosonoro.it/2021/02/23/recensioni/that-witch-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

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There is a pleasant flurry of distorted feedback on “The Basic Sharpness Of Emotions”, like the trapped static of a thunderstorm or a disrupted signal of something distant. [...] The Basic Sharpness Of Emotions is a thoughtful and engaging listen that releases greater detail with every listen.

Mr Olivetti on freq.org.uk
freq.org.uk/reviews/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

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With its usual aptitude to draw concise and emotionally inclined waves of noises and drones Nicola Fornasari blends his alchemical sound setting with Pier Giorgio Storti’s subtle and unique grimy instrumental acoustic textures, sometimes offering moments of rare poignancy and unearthly beauty through fear, desolation and sadness.

Philippe Blache on Igloomag
igloomag.com/reviews/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions-krysalisound

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That Which Is Not è un nuovo progetto che vede il duo protagonista di una via alternativa italiana alla modern classical. [...] L’aspetto cinematico è prioritario, in un tentativo di dare solennità ai semplici dettagli di un paesaggio naturale, a quelle immagini incredibili che ogni giorno potremmo incontrare distrattamente dinanzi a noi, ignorandole del tutto presi dal vortice della quotidianità.

Valerio D'onofrio on Onda Rock
www.ondarock.it/recensioni/2021-thatwhichisnot-thebasicsharpnessofemotionst.htm

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Cristalline istantanee, nutrite da combinazioni differenti tra le parti in causa, costruiscono un cangiante sguardo d’insieme che ha le sue invarianti nell’attitudine introspettiva e nel tono profondamente malinconico.

Peppe Trotta on Indie Sunset in Rome
tristesunset.com/2021/02/15/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

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Austeri e disadorni come quelli invernali sono infatti i paesaggi sonori plasmati dalle manipolazioni analogiche e dalle risonanze sintetiche di Fornasari e dalle oblique linee acustiche di Storti (violoncello, clarinetto, zither), che tuttavia rivelano una non comune ricchezza di vibrazioni, attraverso una sequenza irregolare di modulazioni armoniche e granulose elongazioni atmosferiche.

Raffaello Russo on Music won't save you
musicwontsaveyou.com/2021/01/29/that-which-is-not-the-basic-sharpness-of-emotions/

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