The Barnacles (aka Matteo Uggeri) artistic path continues with “Air Skin Digger”, after the debut in 2017 “One Single Sound” on Boring Machines/Non Piangere Dischi, and right along with the release in collaboration with Maurizio Bianchi/M.B. on Artoffact “Sidereal Decomposition Activity.”
Each Barnacles album is made by Matteo Uggeri following specific self-imposed rules.
These 4 long compositions were made using only 4 sound sources per each, all cannibalized from other works done in his more than 20 years musical career by Uggeri or with his band Sparkle in Grey, or with other collaborators. No digital sounds have been used in the record, but only instruments such as viola, bagpipes, trumpet, guitars, gamelan, unknown devices.
The present artwork is an interpretation by Uggeri himself of the woodcuts taken from “True Story and Description of a Country of Wild, Naked, Grim, Man-eating People in the New World, America)”
by Hans Staden (c. 1525 – c. 1576), believe it or not (according to the Italian version of Wikipedia), “an international best seller of his age.”
released May 30, 2018
All music by Barnacles.
Barnacles cannibalised the source sounds,
which were made by other musicians.
Mixed by Barnacles in 2017.
Mastered by James Plotkin in 2018.
Illustration and titles taken from "Warhaftige Historia und beschreibung eyner Landtschafft der Wilden Nacketen, Grimmigen Menschfresser-Leuthen in der Newenwelt America gelegen. Marpurg: Kolb" (1557), by Hans Staden (1525 – 1576), adapted by Matteo Uggeri.