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Alio Die - Sit Tibi Terra Levis - Introspective FLAC

Alio Die - Sit Tibi Terra Levis - Introspective FLAC Performer: Alio Die
Album: Sit Tibi Terra Levis - Introspective
Country: Italy
Released: 1993
Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental
Label: Hic Sunt Leones
Genre: Electronic
Catalog #: HSL 000-001
Size FLAC: 1907 mb.
Size MP3: 1387 mb.
Rating: 4.1/5
Votes: 384
Record Source: CD, Compilation, Remastered


1Thoughts By The Side Of The Path12:02
3Equilibrio D'Ali3:42
4Visions Of No-Time Worlds5:53
5Mazes And Labirints4:26
6Expansion And Contraction3:44
8Sempiterna Mutatio3:32
10Rising Circles3:17
11The Evocation Of The Invisible5:24
12The Inner Escape3:31
14The Laws Of Manu5:35
15Frammenti Da Un Sogno4:20
16The Passage Of Nostalgia2:11


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
HSL049Alio Die Sit Tibi Terra Levis - Introspective ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE)Hic Sunt LeonesHSL049Italy2008


  • Composed By, Performer [Played By]Alio Die
  • Remastered ByIgnis Fatuus


Recorded and mixed between January 1990 and December 1991. Remastered in F.M. Studio, October 1993.

Tracks 1 to 7 from "Sit Tibi Terra Levis" tape (HSL 000).
Tracks 10, 11, 13 to 16 from "Introspective" tape (HSL 001).
Track 8 from "Ars Obscura" compilation.


  • Matrix / Runout: HSL 000-001


Best album tracks. Very interesting, dark mood and deep mind.
This is only part of the cassette album, (the creation side), together with four tracks from the (I imagine forthcoming) "Ab Initio" compilation album. The first track is "Metempsychosis", which rises in dark mood from the earth itself, creating an artificial environment of washing waves & underwater noise, storm clouds combining with layers of dark, barely distinct synthetics. "Sempitarna Mutatio" swells up in matted gold layers, a drifting, calming mood over which breathy animal sounds & distant percussion add even more mystery to this mystical music. "The Laws Of Manu" fades in on a warm, dark edgeless sequence over which float wreaths of delicate sound, and alongside which move the strange crumbs of sound which ALIO DIE use as percussion. This is a warming, welcoming piece, inviting the curious to sample its strange mystery. "Rising Circles" has more of an edge to it - mysterious & lost in the corridors of almost-forgotten time, a howl of loss from ancient days, a wordless voice perhaps seeking Justice for some foul deed committed back in days gone by. "Frammenti Da Un Sogno" is perhaps the most familiar piece here - the tones remind me of, perhaps, the VIDNA OBMANA / SAM ROSENTHAL "Terrace Of Memories" CD. It is again mysterious and, if not actually cold, then with a cool touch, as of a mild winters day, a precursor of sufferings to come. It's also one of the more complex compositions on this cassette. "Infrapolatia" has a detatched, Industrial sounding rhythm, as if dozens of drone workers were operating a machine in mindless cycles. It reminds me of some of the less composed pieces from early DOME. The machine here transforms through gradual processes into something hard, cold yet benign.

The next four tracks are for the "Ab Initio" compilation - "L'Evocazione Dell'Invisibile" grown from a distant machine hum, scented with lubricant oils & warm coal, through a factory peopled by only a couple of diligent workers - those last to leave their posts, or the first to start. Their hammerings, minimal & with tired slowness, adds a percussive punctuation to the growing warmth of sound. "Under A Cascade Of Light" is perhaps the first vocal piece I have heard by them, taken the rounded tones of a female vocalist singing a simple theme while a drone & chill sounds grow taking dominance. The sound, again growing machine-like, also has a strong natural flavour to it. "Obsession" is like a carillon of dulled bells sounding over a sustained line of sound, a chest-high tonal mist which grows in intensity while shaken sounds add a degree of chill. "The Passage Of Nostalgia" grown from a delicate loop of indistinct sound into something with degrees of both Celtic & Japanese music, while remaining It's own, admittedly cold sound. To conclude, both this & the previous review convince me this is an important group who create mood music with such peers as VIDNA OBMANA, O YUKI CONJUGATE, VOICE OF EYE & so on. If these previously mentioned are to your taste, you then should like this.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.