Her Name

Label : Crouton

Title : Her Name

Format : CD

Release date : March 2007

Total time : 40'26"

“Her Name” is a record founded on meetings and voices. Having toured extensively throughout Europe, China, Japan, and the U.S., Bosetti’s performances consisted of some of the music you’ll hear within. During the performances he sat, with a computer sitting on a table next to him, his voice at the aural focus, coming from his mouth in the middle of his face, he translated the recorded voices of the people he’s met along the way. Those voices appear in this recording. However, many more things also appear: guitar, piano, harmonium, double bass, trumpet, electronics, cello and field recordings combine in small ensembles and reconstructed jazz groups to create songs (yes, really!) that take the listener on an amazing trip around this world and others. Recorded in Amsterdam, Sangha, Berlin, Milano, and Baltimore and featuring a full cast of guest musicians and vocalists such as Ernst Karel, Koen Nutters, Morten J. Olsen, Ana Djangouno Dolo, Ibe, Adachi Tomomi, Mariangela Tinelli, Paul Glazer, Ayako Fukunaga, Chico Mello, Fernanda Farah and Die Maulwerker, “Her Name” is a powerful record about the collective voice, cohesively honed into an amazing listening experience that speaks to everyone. Beautiful recordings craftfully mixed by Alessandro Bosetti and Giuseppe Ielasi and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
“Her Name” is released in an edition of 500, packaged in an oversized die cut wallet and designed by Jim Schoenecker.

“The final word “I” clearly summing up the intricacies and complexities of this unusual, ultimately very rewarding recording.”
– Brian Olewnick Bagatellen

“Once in a while, after listening to a new cd, I find myself exclaiming: ‘this one is really absolutely fantastic! Everything is on its place here!’ This happened to me while listening to Bosetti’s new cd.”
– Vital Weekly

“The seven works on “Her Name” are some of the most accessible sound art pieces around. The music is evocative, wide-ranging and open-minded.”
– Bobby Tanzilo, On Milwaukee.

“Listening to this album can be compared to two scenarios being inside of a mental asylum, full of unidentified people with strange stories to tell or watching a documentary about nomads. Either way, you’re stuck motionless, waiting with baited breath for the next event to occur, until the story finally unravels itself … Love the record to death”
– Tom Sekowski GAZ-ETA

© Alessandro Bosetti / 2024