Corrado Maria De Santis is an Italian guitarist. Coming from an academic background in contemporary jazz. He has gradually moved towards experimental drone ambient work.
His work primarily is characterized by the blending of his raw improvised guitar works with sounds generated from his computer, creating soundscapes and dronesounds broken by glitches.
His album “A Year Without Summer” is an allegory to what happens around the artist and it catched us, cause of the similarities to our feelings. The mostly dark tempered album, shows trails of positive moods and this careful segmenting of sounds, brings a positive dizzying tension into the music. Listen to it, download it and enjoy it.
The album is a “name your price” release, so if you have the chance to support us, we will be very thankful.
Corrado Maria De Santis about the album:
“A Year Without Summer”, a symbolic way of meditating upon the humanitarian crisis and its aftermath. A dire summer consisting of mists, fogs, rains and perpetual density. A litany of poor weather, a celebrated dark day, on which the fowls went to roost at noon, and the candles were lit as at midnight. Byron’s apocalyptic poem “Darkness” emerged from this experience, a literal atmosphere of doom of that July day in 1816 with speculation on a social landscape transformed by climate deterioration.
“I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came, and went—and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill’d into a selfish prayer for light.”
Darkness Has No Need (5:48)
Ashes And Cinders (18:24)
In a Little Bit of Light (11:50)