Italy has been hit hard by the current pandemic and the Italian lockdown started earlier than most. That quarantine has now spawned an ambient album, Intra Muros. Here’s the story from direct from composer Matteo Milani…
I'm pleased to announce the release of Intra Muros, a new ambient album I composed with Enrico Ascoli. 100% of all sales and streams will be donated to World Health Organization to help defeat the pandemic.
Intra Muros is a project born during the quarantine nights in March 2020, via a remote collaboration (Milan > Turin).
The eleven sound-objects, improvised day by day in a sort of creative ping pong between the minds of Matteo and Enrico, overcome the physical barriers of their confinement and recompose themselves the form of apparently stable, but remarkably articulated sound sculptures.
During the quarantine the apartments have become simultaneously protective shells and static prisons that vibrate, perturbed by ambivalent feelings of calm and tension.
The tracks symbolize these movements of the souls in constant balance between fever pitch and research of a new interior peace, giving life to an immersive and iridescent sound textures.