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These tracks are sedimentations of moods and thoughts that have defined my experiences as a member of the LGBTQA+ community following my move to the United States at a time of intense political and social tension. Recurring motifs, compositional circularities, and occasional bursts of light outline a journey into a dark undergrowth of mostly melancholic soundscapes.
Each track is named after a species of moth that lives in places I have, at some point, called home. Compositional structures and moods are largely defined by the way these crepuscular insects fly, hover through vegetation, spiral around lights, and disappear into darkness. Working on these tracks has over time become a way to process events—an opportunity to collect and reconsider specific moments, fragments, and memories that, like moths, would return to visit at dusk.

 
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Available on 12" vinyl
or
digital download
Released by Blue Spiral Records

 
Moths - Video Excerpts

Moths - Video Excerpts

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Giovanni Aloi is interested in the creative analogies that link different expressive media like painting, photography, music, and writing. As a result, his creative practice is a combination of different formats and projects, each in different ways related and interconnected. Aloi’s work focuses on the representation of nature through the arts. How can creative expressions fill the gap that has for millennia separated us from the rest of the natural world? He has published numerous books on the subject with art publishers like Phaidon and Prestel and has curated art exhibitions exploring the representation of animals and plants as well as the impact of climate change. His compositions, equally informed by classical and electronic music, explore non-verbal communication as an opportunity to write and narrate forms of personal mythologies that make life more liveable.