062 Fabio Orsi 'Just For A Thrill'
Cat no: homen062 Artist: Fabio Orsi Album: Just For A Thrill Release Date: 30/01/15 (Japan) / 14/02/15 (World) Format: 500 x CD edition. Locally cultivated and harvested materials include washi A5 wrap with 16 page booklet of photography by Fabio Orsi.
Fabio Orsi has to be one of the most prolific artists we know, covering an enormous amount of ground in the array of works he seems utterly adept at producing time and time again.
As I am sure many Home Normal and Fabio Orsi fans are aware, we released the rather massive collaboration between Fabio and Pimmon ‘Procrastination’ in February of 2013 to critical acclaim. It whammed itself into a heap of end of year lists, especially those geared towards drone and ambient music, with everyone noting just how enormous sounding the album was.
In summer of 2013, we invited Fabio over to perform at the HomeNormalism festival. Despite suffering from fierce flu, he performed one of the most dynamic and intense live sets we have ever seen in a totally darkened Cafe Oto. I recall watching people by the speakers covering their ears as the subs shuddered increasingly through the set, with only Fabio’s face lit up in the entire venue to give the whole affair an incredible forcefulness.
It would be easy for anyone basing an opinion of Fabio’s music on these alone to assume his work is focused on ‘atmospheric drone’ (as is often quoted). He is rightly regarded as one of the most unique voices in modern ambient music, with releases on some superb labels, including the amazing ‘Stand Before Me, Oh My Soul’ on Australia’s Preservation label. Yet, what might surprise many is just how melodic and accessible Fabio’s music can be at times. His ability to glide between exquisitely subtle minimalism and distinctively catchy melodies really makes ‘Just For A Thrill’ stand out from other records similar in nature.
Throughout the eight ‘untitled’ tracks (each is called ‘Just For A Thrill’), Fabio contorts beautiful melodic structures from very direct instrumentation, with each track having a kind of ‘classic’ quality to them already. Whilst we have taken well over a year to get this wrapped up, it is quite often I find myself humming a tune and wondering what on earth it is, only to discover it was from this very album. How many ‘minimal’ releases is that true of? Perhaps some might say, not enough.
As huge fans of Fabio’s photography, as well as his music, we decided to work together on something special in this regard to tie the release together nicely. ‘Just For A Thrill’ comes using locally cultivated materials including handmade 380gsm washi outer wrap, with a 16 page recycled card booklet using some of Fabio’s beautiful polaroid shots.
We are incredibly proud to release such a truly organic work to you with one of our dearest friends, and you know, it really is ‘just for a thrill’. Thank you.
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Downloadable Sampler (Press the button to stream. Click through to download):