I’m really excited to announce the release of WEGE, my new solo CD on the great australian label ROOM40. Composed, recorded and mixed between 2009 and 2011, the album is in between a live performance and an electroacoustic composition, with a strong narrative character. It features guests Valerio Tricoli, Machinefabriek, Attila Faravelli, Greg Haines, Stefano Pilia, Andrea Faccioli, Stefano Roveda, Stefano, Tedesco, Manuel Giannini (Starfuckers).
Please visit http://room40.org/store/andrea_belfi_wege
And this is the first nice review on Vital Weekly by Frans de Waard:
“Andrea Belfi is a drummer who (hopefully) doesn’t need any introduction. He played with David Grubbs, Stefano Pilia, Machinefabriek, and Attila Faravelli. ‘Wege’ is his fourth release in which he explores the possibilities of a system he developed which allows him to play drums, synthesizer and feedback at the same time. He uses speakers to create feedback on the drums which are then filtered through the synthesizer, all to which Belfi can drum along. Belfi has a style that is very much his own, using a lot of tom sounds and handheld percussion. The more I play this, the less convinced I am that its all played at once. The cover lists a bunch of additional recordings provided by some of the people mentioned above, so somewhere along the lines, something has been added. Its of course not really important to know how it was made, it makes no claim of being recorded at once. It has a great stillness around it, the simple yet highly effective beats of beats, sparse electronics from feedback, and making this is into a fine record of improvisation meets post rock meets electro-acoustics in four delightful pieces of music. I wouldn’t have mind hearing a bit more.”