Donato Dozzy & Daniele di Gregorio
Buchla & Marimba
Maga Circe Musica
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1Sessione 1 5:50
2Sessione 2 5:49
3Sessione 3 5:00
4Sessione 4 6:30
5Sessione 5 6:19
6Sessione 6 4:17

Master Italian minimalist Donato Dozzy meets percussionist Daniele Di Gregorio on the first trip for Maga Circe Musica, a new label endeavour between Dozzy and Alicia Carrera.

‘Buchla & Marimba’ extends Dozzy’s increasingly experimental vectors into ‘floor-adjacent forms of rhythm- driven minimalism that hearkens back to Steve Reich’s phasing rhythmelodies and the kind of sublime experiments explored by Daniel Schmidt & The Berkley Gamelan, also converging influence from the jazz genius of Don Cherry and the organic electro-acoustic works of Jonathan Fitoussi.

But for all that wealth of influence and wide-ranging inputs, the results are effortless enjoyable and self- evident, rippling with a gentle, lysergic magick that percolates between the six parts, from the polymetric pointillism of ‘Sessione 1’, to the freckled lilt of ‘Sessione 2’, finding a spell-binding sort of West African cadence in ‘the 3rd, and practically dematerialising into stereo-pinging widescreen on the final two parts.