VipCancro ‎– Waxworks

Lisca Records ‎– LS02, BAU ‎– none
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Special Wax Sealed Edition 60 copies


1 (intro) Harun 8:56
2 Harun Pt. 2 4:19
3 Ivan 3:41
4 Jack 5:10
5 For Paul Leni (outro) 3:49


"On invitation from the Cultural Association BAU, VipCancro provided, for the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum "Lorenzo Viani" in Viareggio, an original impro-live soundtrack on Leni's Waxworks, as a tribute to Viani, the most original exponent of expressionist painting in Italy.The performance took place at GAMC o th 29th of September 2012, during the European Night of Museums, and was then proposed again also in other occasions. The CD Waxworks, originally inserted in "10", tenth BAU Container of Contemporary Culture (, now available separately in limited wax sealed edition, is not, however, a simple documentation of the event, but a real album inspired by characters and situations in the film and by ideas generated dealing with the entire operation, including studio recordings made by the group in preparation for the performance. The quartet of Tuscan electroacoustic experimentation, joined in this occasion by Lorenzo Galli and David Paolinetti, while maintaining their own recognizable dress code, has been able to find the ideal point of fusion between the intense continuum of its drone music and the stylized atmosphere of the film, bringing to light more than one elective affinity between German expressionist cinema's chiaroscuro and the peculiar quality of noise-ambient-industrial tradition.The wax, moreover, is a substance that the human ear is able to secrete autonomously, therefore linked also physiologically to sound. Waxworks brings back to life, ninety years after the release of the film by Paul Leni, author not yet properly rediscovered and revalued, features as the "double" of Ivan the Terrible or Jack the Ripper, symbols of our fears. We recommend listening while watching the original film "by Vittore Baroni