DOS - Eleonora Bianchini & Enzo Pietropaoli - 180g LP

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DOS - Eleonora Bianchini & Enzo Pietropaoli - 180g LP
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Fone Records - LP069 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Pure Analogue Recording , Mastering & Cutting

Club 496 - Only 496 Copies Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed in Germany

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

 

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Dos is a labor of love: love of popular song and the interplay of voice and instrument; and a love-letter to the art of natural sound recording. Sound 5/5 LP review
 
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Limited Edition
• 33 rpm
• Pure Analogue Recording & Cutting
• Cutting Machine wired by Signoricci
• One-Stage Pressing Process
• Heavy Quality Sleeves
• Signoricci Vinyl Printed in Germany
• Produced in only 496 copies
 
On this release, vocalist Eleonora Bianchini is joined by bassist Enzo Pietropaoli for a collection of covers that include tracks by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Radiohead, and more.
 
It 's time to "DOS" Live! 
 
A comparison intergenerational to Enzo Pietropaoli and Eleonora Bianchini which played between the United States and Ecuador, the majority of his career; the opportunity record, in October 2014, is given by the label Fonè, specializing in recordings, mainly of classical music, with techniques "ancient" and therefore "revolutionary" by today's standards. 
 
The repertoire ranges from Led Zeppelin to The Audition Capri, from Radiohead to Ornella Vanoni, Ivan Lins to Gianni Morandi, from Chabuca Granda Gabriella Ferri, nothing new for the habits of Pietropaoli, just great intensity, one that only the human voice can give, and an intense sound, what the strings of the soul, made ​​even more precious by the manner in which it was recorded.
 
Images 2014 Pieve del Convento dei Cappuccini in Peccioli in Italy It's not long ago that the Italian jazz bassist Enzo Pietropaoli with his published in Fon album "Solo" enthusiastic and surprised: With this disk on which exclusively Pietropaolis bass could be heard and no backing band, the virtuoso bass man proved definitively that his instrument is more than just an unobtrusive foundation for larger forces, and if one can prove this, then he . Now follows with "Dos" the consistent and perfect sequel to "Solo": For double bass now joins in a singing voice, that of Eleonora Bianchini. The young singer studied classical singing in Perugia and then jazz singing at the prestigious Berklee College in Boston.
 
And so it can with the 59 year old Pietropaoli, who has played with the likes of Chet Baker or Pat Metheny in the course of his long career, easily keep up. On "Dos" makes this masterly Duo twelve songs, always only with voice and bass, without other musicians and overdubs or other trickery. Only a few times takes Eleonara Bianchini a percussion instrument at hand, such as a kalimba or a shaker, thereby gently atmospherically to support, but most of the instrumental action always lies in Pietropaoli who uses his bass times as an impact tool, sometimes as flat tone generator, sometimes groovy plucking, sometimes stroking the bow, polyphonic plays melodies at high altitudes is next to sea depth bass lines, and lacks any second a band. Bianchini about floating voice is a sensation: time hoarse and rough, times round and full, sometimes rock singer, sometimes ethereal clear jazz vocals, and always with a touch of well-trained classical Bel Canto.
 
Typical of Pietropaolis plates is the motley repertoire: but on "Dos", it is mainly Italian pop of the 50s, also much folklore from the South American area, between the unexpected such as Led Zeppelin ("Kashmir"), Radiohead ("High And Dry") or the Beatles ("Mother Natures Son"). The unusually small occupation forces to original new arrangements and also creates a very special atmosphere. Time punchy and exciting groovy, sometimes gentle and meditative meaning flowing, but always full of foxy details that reward those who listen very carefully. The photo was taken was the whole uncut whose soft Hall Bass and voice enveloped pleasant Capuchin monastery from Peccioli, without the rhythmic precision interplay between the two cover up. Of course is responsible for the outstanding sound quality Fone CEO Giulio Cesare Ricci highly responsible, the captured perfectly with the legendary Neumann tube microphones on pure analog signal path every little facet of this sonically and musically exceptional project
 
Conceived, recorded and produced by: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recorded at Pieve del Convento dei Cappuccini, Peccioli (Pi)
Recording date: October 2014
Recording assistant: Paola Liberato
DSD Workstation operator: Antonio Verderi
Valve microphones: Neumann U47, U48, M49
Mike pre-amplifiers, cables (line, digital, microphone,supply): Signoricci
Recorded in stereo DSD on the Pyramix Recorder using dCS A/D and
D/A converters
 
Photos by: Paola Liberato
Design: Cecilia Valli
 
As no editing has been
made, all the tracks on
this record are heard as
they were performed
Signoricci recording
 
 
Musicians:
 
Eleonora Bianchini, vocals
Enzo Pietropaoli, bass
 
Selections:
1. Kashmir
2. A Palabra 
3. Madalena
4. Piccolissima Serenata
5. Fina Estampa
6. One Reason For More
7. It Is Now Down In The Evening
8. If I Had More Tea
9. No One In The World
10. Algo Contigo
11. High And Dry
12. Nueva
13. Mother Nature's Son
 
Eleonora Bianchini & Enzo Pietropaoli - Dos - 180g LP
The story of fonè
 
In the context of classical and jazz music market, fonè proposes three decades of recordings using advanced techniques, aimed at the recovery of the original musical atmospheres.
Each new recording is the result of a passionate encounter between art and the art of execution and aims to recreate and reproduce the same spirit with which the works of the past have been performed. One basic feature that makes the difference between fonè and others, is the recording of musical works in natural places and original, constant production that leads to choose from time to time historically more space? Suitable for: church, theater, villa, living room ...
 
All this is done by retrieving a simple incision that does not do violence to the music: all the equipment is in high definition. Using pairs of valves Neumann microphones in the years 1947 and 1949 (U47, U48 and M49) using techniques very natural timbre bimicrofoniche field effect. These microphones have an important story: they are the microphones used to record the Beatles at Abbey Road Studio and RCA for the "Living Stereo."
 
No use is made of electronic manipulation of the signal, nor any artificial correction that if they make a sound easier to carve, it is true that distort so unacceptable. With this method you get to transfer the music information on the standard analog for the production of virgin vinyl 180g &  200g
 
fonè uses for the standard analog Nagra 4S, Studer C37 and J37 and Ampex ATR 102, the standard for digital, in collaboration with Philips the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology that has opened the doors to the SACD. For all subsequent stages of processing and control, in which it must be a playback of the sound reproduction systems are used very sophisticated.
 
After the pressing demands of the enthusiast market and after a long series of investigations to ensure the best possible support, the virgin vinyl 180/200 grams, fonè now makes available its most prestigious titles in the LP format. 
strong opposition to current trends in the multinational market, tending to offer a product that is increasingly homogenized and devoid of content. 
 
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