01 “Soft G-Skin” 02 “Maximizing the intro” 03 “The year of the quiet sun” 04 “What remains of a breath” 05 “Apollo” 06 “Another way” 07 “A night in the city” 08 “Moon” 09 “The voice of the angel” 10 “Atlantean”
HALO XVI is the project of italian musician Gianpaolo Diacci, who’s been playing bass, among other instruments in several bands over the years. For the album “The Sixteenth Hour” he is accompanied with Giorgio Ricci and Massimo Berizzi. Together, they have created an ambient album that’s full of misty atmospheric soundscapes, fused together with guitars and something that’s not often heard in context of electronic music, the trumpet. A word from the artist himself: The Sixteenth Hour is indeed a weird title for a record, given that there are little or no connections with the band’s name. It has it’s roots in not so distant time, when the sixteenth hour was the hour in which a lot of things, real and fantastic, were accomplished. It was the magic time of the day, a new beginning, the end of the daily routine and the start of lucid dreaming. The atmosphere and the soundscapes we tried to summone on the EP come directly from that time. We tried to obtain all this by the means of an array of modern electronics, electric vibrations from some bass and guitar, and, most of all, the breathe of a trumpet.