+ M.D.T. - PSALMODIAM
Format : CD-R
Edition : 199 copies
Release date : 03 March 2007
Cat# : LH03
Status: SOLD OUT
1 In A Dry And Exhausted Land (5:51) [mp3]
2 During My Lifetime (7:54)
3 My Soul Is Satisfied (7:37) [mp3]
4 During The Night Watches (8:08)
5 In The Shadow Of Your Wings (3:49) [mp3]
6 Into The Lowest Part Of The Earth (3:25)
7 Mouth Stopped Up (9:46)
“What are the psalms? Singing praises to God. What is the
psalmody? It is the way how to sing the psalms. And what is
the "psalmodiam"? An experimental way how to interpret the
psalms. Initially the experimenter examines the psalm minutely,
picking up the quintessence of the original emotionality,
and then immortalizes the substance of the writing pervading
the single notes with incontrovertible jubilant effects that
phagocyte the dodecaphonic counterpoint. What is the definitive
outcome? A spiritual satisfaction. ”
Handmade limited edition of 199.
Covers and cds are hand stamped and the covers are also hand
Seven stunning reproductions of original paintings by Swiss
painter Claudia Guglielmetti were made available for mentrualrecordings.org
by the artist herself and adorn both the covers and the inserts.
The paintings reproductions are randomly pasted on covers
and inserts making every copy different from the other.
A 16 pages A5 booklet explaining the Psalm 63 (in Italian
language only) is also available ONLY upon request when purchasing
your copy of Psalmodiam. The booklet is free.
Subsequent copies of the booklet can be obtained, again, free
of charge by sending us a large envelope and a Euro 0,60 stamp
if your delivery address is in Italy. An International Reply
Coupon is needed for foreign addresses.
Bianchi converted to Jehova witness'
in the 80s and still sings praise of god. Together with
Museo Della Tortura (although the cover just says M.B.
+ M.D.T.) he made seven tracks, 'psalmodian', which
on the cover is explained as an 'experimental way how
to interpret the psalms'. All pieces are about psalm
63, which is when King David was alone in the desert
and God was still with him. This desolation is captured
quite well in the music. Sometimes it seems like a heavily
processed choir singing, such as in 'During My Lifetime',
but throughout there is a heavy, dark cloud hanging
over this music. Dark ambient music for sure, deeply
atmospheric, and if I'm not mistaken, there is a fair
amount of computer processing going on. M.D.T. is credited
here with 'sound source manipulation'. The music didn't
bring me much closer to God I must admit, so I can only
say something from the perspective of a non-believer:
it works well. It's contemplative, dark and experimental.
All good things mixed up to make a sincere piece of
Rumore issue 185 - June 2007
M.D.T. - Psalmodiam
proviene invece il cd Psalmodiam di M.B.+ M.D.T.
ovvero Maurizio Bianchi, con cui scambiavo cassette
gia' trent'anni fa, in tandem con Museo Della
Tortura per una delle prove migliori della sua
altalenante produzione recente: possente e meditativa
interpretazione industrial-ambient di un salmo
biblico, tra tesi drone herziani e spirituali
Rockerilla issue 321 May/June
M.B.+ M.D.T. - Psalmodiam
Meditation music per M.B. e il suo compagno di
ventura M.D.T., autori di questo lavoro di coppia
ispirato al Salmo 63 che re Davide scrisse dopo
la sua fuga nel deserto di sabbia. Difficile collegare
le sonorita' oblique e scure di "Psalmodiam" ad
un racconto mitico per quanto drammatico come
questo, ma se le si guardano nei loro risvolti
simbolici - la solitudine e l'aridita' del deserto
che cementa vieppiu' la fede del protagonista
nel suo Dio - e' possibile trovare delle consonanze
fra le atmosfere arse e umbratili dei 7 brani
e l'argomento mistico che li nutre. E' la centralita'
dell'essere che si riconosce nel divino anche
nel dolore, perche' dietro a questi drones, loops,
samples, onde hertz e spirali elettroniche non
c'e' solo l'uomo ma il soffio del sublime che
silente li guida.