Fabio Orsi is an electronic musician from Taranto, Italy, specialising in atmospheric drone.Read More
Orsi's music originates with field recordings through which he seeks to capture images in sound inspired by the historic pre-war folk recordings made by Alan Lomax. Orsi says he admires the way in which Lomax was able to present folklore not merely as some historic artefact but as "an expression of suffering with a thirst for rebellion".
His first release, "Osci", was recorded in Salento and its two tracks, total playing time 36 minutes, are described by the Italian online magazine SentireAscoltare as: "a patchwork of edited found sounds, drones, microwaves with sparse notes of guitar, piano and synth".
An edited version a description on his Myspace page takes a more obscure line: "Osci is a deep hole into the ground of the loved/hated traditional music. It is a snatch with the past, watching it from unusual perspective, with deforming lens under coloured lights. Osci never meets "Art", it is something like a hack. Where the streets are swelling as the veins and the buildings are collapsing, we plant a microphone, cold as a needle".
Since his 2005 debut Fabio Orsi has consolidated his reputation as a key figure of the Italian nu-folk-electronica underground with a bewildering yet fascinating series of solo works and collaborations dominated by psychedelically flavoured soundscapes.
Osci (Small Voices, LP, 2005 –320 copies)
I'm Here Ep (Cdr, self released, 2006 – 30 copies)
South Of Me (CD 3" Foxglove, October 2006 – 100 copies)
Fabio Orsi/ My Cat Is An Alien – split – For Alan Lomax (A Silent Place / Audioglobe, October 2006)
Gianluca Becuzzi / Fabio Orsi - Muddy Speaking Ghosts Through My Machines (A Silent Place. February 2007)
Fabio Orsi/Valerio Cosi (split 7”) – Not Used / Not Seen (Root Don Lonie For Cash. 2007 – limited edition)
2 Or 3 Moments In 1 Day (Students of Decay, cdr- mini, 2007 – one 12 minute track)
Birds Are Smart But They Cannot Speak (The Locust of Assemblage, cdr – mini, 2007 – one 17 minute track)
Leaves Under Trees (Portrayed Window) (A Silent Place, single sided LP – one 15 minute track)
Gianluca Becuzzi / Fabio Orsi – The Stones Know Everything (Digitalis, April 2007)
Find Electronica (A Silent Place / Audioglobe, October 2007)
Fabio Orsi/Gianluca Becuzzi – Please Don’t Count The Clouds (Foxglove, 2007 – 3 x mini cdr - 50 copies)
Fabio Orsi/Gianluca Becuzzi – Wildflowers Under The Sofa (Last Visible Dog, October 2007)
Fabio Orsi/Valerio Cosi – The Frozen Seasons of Lysergia (Palustre Records, cassette – 60 copies, 2007)
Before Long, Before Anyone, The Stars Will Be Walls In My Mind (students of Decay, mini cdr – one 18 minute track, 2008 – 100 copies)
Picture Myself As A Cloud (cdr, Ruralframe, February 2008)
The Wild Light Of The Moon ( Sentient Recognistion Archive – cdr, Sept. 2008 – one 35 minute track – 200 copies)