O.A.S.I. are Paolo Modugno, Massimo Terracini, Gino Castaldo, Ermanno Ghisio Erba. They release only this album in 1985
One of the many characteristics of Italian avant-garde theatre, from the seventies through the eighties, was the overlap of acting with the physicality of movement - reality with fiction and the stage with real life; it was a new poetic language for a multimedia representation.
In this new language, the music composed for the stage was an active part of the performances, and the soundtrack from 1985’s “IL CAVALIERE AZZURRO” is one of its most significant examples.
The musical project of the working group O.A.S.I. blended industrial experimentation, ambient and concrete, with a strong ethnic element, both vocally and performed, then recorded and manipulated with the aid of tape recorders and samplers.
This record identifies a historical moment of fervid experimentation and inspiration, and though intended to be played during a theatrical performance, vividly stands out without the visual accompaniment.
supported by 10 fans who also own “Il cavaliere azzurro”
'commissioned by Misawa Home Corporation for use in their prefabricated houses', says the press release.Turns out to be one of the rereleases of the year. Absolutely amazing ambient music. Robert Bloemkolk