Flos are the Italian duo which include musicians and sound artists Luca Formentini and Stefano Castagna. Their approach is focused on playing self-made sound sources and sound manipulation. These elements constitute the two borders within their language takes its form. Songs/Signs is the new album which is out now via Audiobulb Records.
According to the press release, “Songs” contains tracks structured in the form of songs, taming the board sounds to a more traditional musical language with the help of harmonic instruments. Their dialogue creates and explores a single, original musical flow with new balances and different sounds, with outstanding guests like Laurie Amat, Markus Stockhausen e Steve Piccolo.
The “Signs” album peculiarity is that it contains only live improvisations, rearranged and mixed so as to create an uninterrupted 44-minute narrative suite in 15 movements. The philosophy of improvisation is essential to Flos as it makes the performance an actuality where musicians have to tune in to each other in an unpredictable interplay built around why, step by step, organizes itself or unwinds randomly. Listen below.