‘Streengs’ is Nicola Ratti’s fifth solo cd, and it showcases a completely new direction in his work. Using a minimal setup composed of a small analog synthesizer and a delay/looping device, amplified with two audio transducers placed on the strings of a grand piano, Ratti managed to create a very complex and dense soundworld. Every piece was recorded in realtime, during a residency at Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, in July 2011, allowing the sounds from the surroundings to interfere with the electrically-induced resonances of the piano. Mixed and mastered with Giuseppe Ielasi, a longtime collaborator (the two operate the Bellows project).
An interview by Mark Templeton to Nicola Ratti about this cd (with some photos) can be found here.
Letterpress sleeve printed by Ben Owen / Middle Press. Numbered edition of 220 copies. OUT OF PRINT.