The multi-faceted arts of Harry Bertoia are all too often forgotten or overlooked by the masses. Sure, the diggers know what's up, but the fact is that there are many lesser talented artists who have gotten plenty of recognition of the years. This is an injustice. The Italian-American painter and sound designer came to prominence in the early 70s, and has always been renowned for his pioneering vision of music. Sadly, Bertoia is no longer with us, so this two-tracker from Sonambient is a special release indeed, and it has to be the best electronic offering of the week. 1973's "Clear Sounds" flutters its spectral glow of drones ever so subtly, and it's clear that artists like Eleh have been inspired by this man's minimalism. On the flip, we have 1971's "Perfetta" and, once again, it's impossible not to be amazed by how influential this artist's sound has been for the contemporary leftfield domain. It sort of makes you think that we are just repeating history....
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