Andreolina: An Island In The Moon
Title: An Island In The Moon
Product Type: VINYL LP
An Island In The Moon is the perfectly-conceived minimal ambient project from Italian composers Pier Luigi Andreoni (Doubling Riders, ATROX) and Silvio Linardi. They take their name, Andreolina as a portmanteau of their names; both were deeply involved with the label Auf Dem Nil on which the album was originally released in 1990. The duo stick to a disciplined and simple palette, using only two synthesizers and a Roland S50 sampler. They are joined by fellow electronic journeyman Riccardo Sinigaglia, who contributes piano and samples on two tracks. Taking influences from Italian minimalism while adding some jazz hints, Andreolina sprawls over weightless instrumentals that never stay soporific for too long on this singularly rare album. Auf Dem Nil or ADN was one of the most adventurous Italian record labels of the '80s and early '90s with releases by de Fabriek, Sinigaglia and Pierre Bastien, leaving it's mark on the experimental music scene back than and influencing musicians worldwide up until today. Edition of 500.