Gino Pavan – Absolute (Adesso ADLP001)
ADESSO label releases first Gino Pavan full-lenght album in 40 years.
ADESSO, the new sublabel of Disco Segreta, is proud to open his catalogue debuting with the first Gino Pavan album in 40 years!
2017 has been a very important year for italian multi-instrumentalist Gino Pavan: the first ever 12″ vinyl re-release (Disco Segreta DS M 003) of his lost 1980 “Magico” 45 has been an indie-dance success, marking his decision to finally step out of the shadow and open his vaults, where the music that he keeps on recording since then still sits, but never saw the light of the day until now.
“Absolute” is a full-on contemporary electronic “concept album”, entirely written, composed and played by Gino. Eight tracks, where Gino explores the multiple dimensions of the concept of the absolute, experimenting on guitars, synthesizers, electric sitar and percussions, on a 30 minutes journey into darker territories. With every sound originally crafted by Gino in his studio, and a compilation of videos created as a visual companion for each track, “Absolute” sheds a light upon the music he always wanted to release, revealing his erudite background as a musician/composer.
For those into definitions, “cosmic electronic” probably sounds criminally reductive in this case, and perhaps it would only regard the arpeggios.
“Absolute” could easily have been sharing shelves with the likes of the most experimental Italian progressive-rock of the time, such as Aktuala’s first LP (1973) or Franco Battiato’s early works like “Clic” (1974), up to the early 80s Tangerine Dream productions, towards the more borderline ambient-krautrock side of that era.
Author – Title: Gino Pavan – Absolute
A1 To the Sky
Composed By, Guitar, Synthesizer, Sitar, Percussion, Drum Programming – Gino Pavan.
Gino Pavan is an italian musician from Veneto. After his Conservatorio degree, spent some time in France playing as multi-instrumentist in various bands (he plays guitar, flute and synth). He ran a local recording studio (85-96) where a lot of important projects and bands were recorded (one above all, the soundtrack for the movie “Scano Boa – dannazione musica” by Guido Frezzato).
Gino Pavan’s website: http://www.ginopavan.com