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Music for Handpan

by Maurizio Rana

Four suggestive songs by the handpan artist Maurizio Rana, born in Apulia-Italy. The 1st "A Two Stars Collision" has cellos, sitar and Indian percussions playing and dancing around the instrument. The other three (for handpan solo) have holophonic sound
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Two Stars Collision
4:36 $1.20
2. Reby
2:38 $0.99
3. Namasté
4:06 $0.99
4. Josephine
3:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
The handpan is considered the second millennium instrument (the first was created in 1999 in Bern) and, thanks to the birth of several manufacturers, its production has increased and its "cult" has now spread worldwide.
Maurizio Rana was born in Puglia / Italy, in 1964. He has always been looking for the way to transmit a recognizable trace of his existence, to imprint it in an unforgettable way in the life of his dearest ones.
The artistic authenticity of Maurizio stimulated a subsequent musical research made by the RadioSpia record label, with the aim of creating a significant musical code, going even beyond the idea of handpan solo.
So in 2018, from a new Marco Maffei's production, the composition "A Two Stars Collision" was born: cellos, sitar and Indian percussions can play and dance around the handpan. It can probably be a new style based on handpan for the international music scene, a style that joins Japan to India and Scotland, but produced in Apulia (at the Mastering.it audio labs) with Apulian musicians (we mention Mario Longo on cellos).
The value of this first track will lead to the "Music For Handpan" EP release (on RadioSpia records), distributed worldwide since 19th February 2018 and enhanced by an original videoclip.
The particular circular construction of the handpan, similar to a flying saucer, has influenced the artistic production and marked the way for different microphone tecniques, which would have gave the listener the impression of being exactly in the middle of the disc, surrounded by notes coming from different points around the listener’s head. "Reby", "Namasté" and "Josephine" are produced with holophonic sound, which supports this kind of listening experience.
The first track "A Two Stars Collision", instead, is in traditional stereophonic sound.

-1- Maurizio Rana – A Two Stars Collision [4:35]
ISRC: IT-WIW-17-00002
Performed by Maurizio Rana (Handpan), Mario Longo (Cellos), Marco Maffei (Percussions, sitar and programming)
Composers: Maurizio Rana, Marco Maffei (BMI), Mario Longo (SIAE)
Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)

-2- Maurizio Rana – Reby [2:37]
ISRC: IT-WIW-18-00001
Composed and performed by Maurizio Rana
Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)

-3- Maurizio Rana – Namasté [4:06]
ISRC: IT-WIW-18-00002
Composed and performed by Maurizio Rana
Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)

-4- Maurizio Rana – Josephine [3:36]
ISRC: IT-WIW-18-00003
Composed and performed by Maurizio Rana
Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)

-Cover Picture and Art: The Gorky
-Engineered, recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Marco Maffei at Mastering.it audio labs, between March and December 2017.
-Executive production: Mastering.it audio labs (Italy)
-Artistic production: Marco Maffei
-(C) and (P) Copyright: RadioSpia 2018 - All rights reserved
-Publisher: RadioSpia Publishing (BMI)

Some Instruments used:
Handpans: Zambelli Annaziska (on track 1), Zambelli Little Blue (on track 2), MDR Silverado (on track 3), Panormus Drum D minor (on track 4) – Acoustic cello – various acoustic percussions – digital percussions – acoustic sitar - AKG, M-Audio microphones - Drawmer, Joemeek, ART and Focusrite preamps - TC, Universal Audio, Urei, DBX, Apple, Waves and Focusrite dynamics - Lexicon, Universal Audio, TC outboards - MOTU ADC / DAC - Apple Logic Pro recorder and editor.
Stereo sound mix (track 1) and holophonic sound mix (track 2, 3, 4) made with Mastering.it hybrid digi-log technology.

Label: RadioSpia
Release Date: Feb 19th, 2018
UPC / Bar Code: 190394927639
Catalogue: RadioSpia 11 - RS 11
Genre: New Age / Ambient - Contemporary Instrumental / Acoustic – Mood: Dreamy
Comments: Instrumental, dreaming, relaxing music (tracks 2-3-4 are holophonic)
Artist sounds like: David Kuckherman - Adrian J Portia - Yuki Koshimoto - Sam Maher



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