3048
30’48”

ERIK URSICH, IT

CDR + DIGITAL RELEASE
CATALOGUE: F90102
EDITION: 212 COPIES
RELEASED MAY 17, 2009

1. 3048

A dark, choking, psychotropic immersion into abstract isolationist electronics, floating among rumbles, drones, bleeps, glitches… like a trip into the deepest corners of an obscure unknown galaxy, lost forever and glad of it.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Erik Ursich between january and february 2009 in the Vacca Stracca Electronic Studio. Instruments: EMS Synthi AKS, Moog Sonic Six, Steiner-Parker Synthacon, Roland RE-501, Ibanez DDL.

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Starts making experimental music (electronic, noise, concrete, industrial) in 1990 and shortly after starts the Vacca Stracca Recordings ghost-label, releasing about a dozen self-produced audiotapes throughout the 90s. Along with his experimental side, he also forms and plays guitar in the hardcore-punk band PIRIPACCHIO & I MOSTRICIATTOLI, until the split in 1998.

In 2000 starts doing soundtracks. In 2003 starts his official discography and also starts playing with italo-french band GRIMOON. In 2006 starts his solo live activity with the show "V.C.O. (Voltage Controlled Orgy)" in which he combines radical electronic music with the projection of vintage experimental short films.
Latest activities include album "3048" (2009, produced by Farmacia901, limited 212 copies edition), soundtrack for Grimoon's movie "Neera", included in Grimoon's new album "Super 8" (Macaco Records - 2010) and dvd "3048" (Vacca Stracca Recordings - 2010, limited 50 copies edition).

PAOLO MICELI / KOMAKINO ‘ZINE

A psychotropic sensory sound score of 30 minutes and 48 seconds: You can’t get wrong with that. Micro signals, bleeps, glitches, no vocals, – just a supernova of resounding vacuum, made into the orthodoxy of analogue synthesisers and black holes. Neo-label Farmacia901 truly loves this kind of avantgarde electronic nihilism, – it’s cold porno for Aliens, for those evoluted beings coming from outer space which got rid of any connection among Music and Melody long time ago, – whose Erik Ursich (from Venice, Italy, bass player in Grimoon, also running His own record label Vacca Stracca) is one of the scientists of this crew, refilling the electronic pattern with undetectable cells of distress. There’s no time for love-songs where You’re a pulsar. Release limited to 212 copies (212?), black CD, – if You like Be Invisible Now!, Boring Machines records too, – not for nothing, among the CD greeting notes.

 

DAMIANO GERLI ⁄ KATHODIK

Potrebbe essere la nuova colonna sonora di un ‘Alien 3′ di un Bruno Mattei ritirato fuori dalla tomba per la deliziosa occasione, un nuovo capolavoro della fantascienza nostrana. Invece è solo ‘3048’, un cd nero che più nero non si può (la domanda è, quanto più nero di così può essere? E la risposta è: per niente) e una release limitata a 212 copie. Non una di più, non una di meno.Insomma, siamo di fronte ad elettronica superiore, a malapena percettibile da un cervello umano, trenta minuti di blips, bloops, drones in lontananza, senza scossoni di alcun tipo. Chi ha detto avanguardia? Shh, si stia zitto.Possiamo o dobbiamo aggiungere altro? No, direi che non ci sarebbe proprio altro da dire: Erik Ursich, già nei Grimoon e capo dell’etichetta Farmacia901, si presenta da solo. Inarrivabile.

 

MAURIZIO PUSTIANAZ / CHAIN DLK

3048 is the latest Erik Ursich album and since the title comes from the length of the suite you’ll find on this limited to 212 copies CD-r, you could think that you’re listening to a conceptual release. Well, I don’t know exactly if there’s any concept behind the analog sounds that Erik produces with his old synths (he uses Ems Synthi AKS, Moog Sonic Six, Steiner-Parker Synthacon, Roland RE-501 and an Ibanez DDL) but for sure 3048 sounds like a throbbing result of an experiment that gone bad. The track starts slowly and low with humming drones and pulsing waves and little by little starts to grow with the add more drones, low frequencies and bleeps that cries for freedom running from one channel to the other. The result is a mesmerizing track that is able to hook the listener immediately. You’ll be trapped for 30 minutes and 48″ and you’ll find asking yourself if you got abducted by aliens.

 

FRANS DE WAARD / VITAL WEEKLY

The name Erik Urisch didn’t mean anything at all and the cover isn’t exactly informative too. I think the label is called f901, but there is no contact address or website mentioned. That’s a pity, since the music is actually quite good. The cover lists his instruments: EMS synthi AKS, Moog sonic Six, Steiner-Parker Synthacon, Roland RE-501 and Ibanez digital delay. With these ancient machines he created an interesting work, one piece only, of electronic music. Drone like at the hearth, but with a sort of bleeping rhythm on top, that adds a sort of minimal music idea to the music. A cosmic trip to the earth’s core. Maybe recorded in one go, as it sounds like its a system set to work. Once started it will go to certain parameters and bounce back to the start again, and then follow a similar but not the same trail again. Spacious music!



GIANFRANCO SANTORO / ASCENSION MAGAZINE N.22, AUTUMN 2009

Trenta minuti e quarantotto secondi: questa la durata dell’unico pezzo che costituisce questo nuovo mini album in CDr di Erik Ursich. Una produzione curata e numerata in 212 copie, con copertina in digifile e compact bello nero. Ciò che Erik ha raccontato nell’intervista lo trovate sintetizzato, con cuore e forza, in questa mezz’ora di musica. Vi si può riconoscenere l’interesse per la vecchia elettronica, per i suoi strumenti, per molti ricordi di film “sci-fi”; c’è tutto questo, in una lunga suite stellare fatta di ambient music a frequenze sovrapposte, che si sviluppa lentamente, con un suo logico epilogo. La “somatizzazione” in musica di Ursich, infatti, trasmette non tanto un grave malessere ma, pare di percepirlo nitidamente, una contorta malinconia che si indentifica in spazi infiniti, bui e silenziosi, invadendoli con la presenza di un macigno. Tecnologia e emozione, freddezza sintetizzata e ansia fisica: se è questo ciò che cercate da un lavoro di musica “ambient”, “3048” diventa sicuramente un acquisto obbligatorio. Gianfranco Santoro / Ascension Magazine n.22, Autumn 2009