The Smiling Buddhas "Latium" - CD/Digital

cover Latium

The Smiling Buddhas "Latium"
code: 1406-18
release date June 2014
format: CD/Digital
style: techno, ambient, soundtrack, minimal


"Latium" - the forth aural travelogue by The Smiling Buddhas!

Latium is the region around Rome and a government region of Italy.

In 2013 while living south-east of Rome in the foothills of the Abruzzo, The Smiling Buddhas spent some time travelling in this region. "Fast Bikeride Down To Trevi Nel Lazio" tries to recreate the aural speedrush of speeding downhill on a racing bike from the lovely city of Jenne to Trevi Nel Lazio. "Rocca dei Borgia" (Rocca Abbaziale) is an abbey that was originally designed as a castle by the Borgias in Subiaco. Lucrezia Borgia was born here, the most important inspiration for this tune. "Palestrina" guides you through the ruined medieval castle San Pietro of the Colonna family on a very hot day after a wine tasting. "Cruising To Terracina" tells the story of a drive at high speed with the car windows down, discussing the quality of Italian movies from the 50ies. Altipiani di Arcinazzo is a little village that tries to look like Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Alps. That's why "Altipiani" sounds so surreal! "Cicadas" is an attempt at fusing together the experience of the beautiful Italian countryside with the noise of tuned-up motorbikes speeding up to Paliano and the distant sound of the nightly fireworks from the luna park in Valmontone.

The cover shows a building in Paliano, Italy.

First Feedback

Riyaz Khan / Diversions on chry105.5fm intriguing sounds! / Slam / Soma Records, Slam Radio will play these - thanx / Daniel Mumbling Sanchez great tracks! / Sasha / Renaissance not for my sets but nice / Grant Paterson / Edinburgh Evening News 'The Guide' fucking class (sorry for swearing but it is what it is) / Luis Rozalen / Clubbing Spain really original approach to techno / Pfirter / Stroboscopic Artefacts, CLR Cicadas is very good, will play on my late hour gigs, thanks. / Jon Rundell (Intec) Rocca Dei Borgia has fantastic energy / Bruno Sacco / Gravite loving Palestrina! / HORATIO / Natural Rhythm cool ep / Felipe Espinosa Meneses / Medellinstyle These sounds are different and disturbing. A totally interesting EP. THX / Liquid Pulse Radio / Liquid Pulse Radio Yeah great EP


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Tracklist:
Fast Bikeride Down to Trevi Nel Lazio 06:15
Rocca dei Borgia 07:17
Palestrina 06:02
Cruising to Terracina 04:50
Altipiani 05:20
Cicadas 05:57

THE SMILING BUDDHAS are: Hun-Fa-Di: electronics
John Fitzpatrick: electronics

Latium the heart of Italy

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