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Music Interiors Vol. 2: Interni Italiani


DJ mix of Italian ambient/minimalist/avant-garde music, mostly emanating from institutions supporting the arts in cities like Milan and Rome: theatre production soundtracks, video installations, architectural studies, etc.

Ethnographic plunderphonics, post-Battiato spiritual minimalism and hypnotic FM patterns (plus Mediterranean fourth world currents throughout).


Daniel Bacalov ‎– “Africa L’Animali” Il Ladro Di Anime
O.A.S.I. ‎– “Il Gioco Dei Sogni” Il Cavaliere Azzurro
Roberto Musci / Giovanni Venosta – “Nexus On The Beach” Water Messages On Desert Sand
Piero Milesi / Daniel Bacalov ‎– “Camera 2° Parte” La Camera Astratta
Riccardo Sinigaglia ‎– “Attraverso (excerpt)” Riflessi
Elicoide – “Mitochondria (excerpt)” Elicoide
The Doubling Riders ‎– “Chinese Comedy” Doublings & Silences Vol. II
Roberto Laneri ‎– “Animalia” from Anadyomene
Goffredo Haus ‎– “Cielo” Musiche Per Poche Parti
Francesco Messina ‎– “Comunicazioni Interne” Medio Occidente
Roberto Donnini ‎– “T 2 A (excerpt)” Tunedless
Mario Piacentini / Roberto Bonati / Anthony Moreno – “Sealed in a Transparent Cube (excerpt)” Frozen Pool
Magazzini Criminali / Jon Hassell – “Camminavo Nella Sera Piena Di Lilla” Sulla Strada
Vincenzo Zitello “Arilels” Et Vice-Versa
Roberto Mazza “Stanze Parallele” Scoprire Le Orme
Raffaele Serra – “Maldoror Theme” Kodak Ghost Poems
Giovanni Venosta ‎– “Woman In Late” Olympic Signals
Andreolina ‎– “Music In A Small Room” An Island In The Moon
Piero Milesi (w/Riccardo Sinigaglia) ‎– “The Presence Of The City” The Nuclear Observatory Of Mr. Nanof

Cover image: Munari Apartment Venice, Sottsass/Cibic. Thanks to Jed B for the Donnini loaner…

  1. Jefre on May 27th, 2016

    This is fantastic! Thanks, Spencer!

  2. Carl on May 29th, 2016

    Amazing mix, would love a dl link.

  3. greg on May 29th, 2016

    any chance of a download on this?

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  5. Sarah on June 2nd, 2016

    Been sharing this with friends and everyone loves it, as usual with your great mixes, Spencer. echoing Greg, a download for offline listening would be fantastic if possible. thanks!

  6. Nil on June 2nd, 2016

    Is it possible to download this? Please, as it is a fantastic mix!

  7. Nick on June 2nd, 2016

    Ditto about the download.

  8. cc8084 on September 26th, 2016

    this is a fantastic mix – thanks! the best I’ve heard in a long time. it is exciting to hear such music esp. when 75% of its makers are unknown to me -> searching them out. sorry to be a nuisance, but i too would like a dl so i can hear it on a decent stereo and appreciate it fully

  9. Rock Hyrax on October 25th, 2016

    Just needed to chime in that this is really wonderful. This has opened up a whole heretofore unknown zone of listening for me and has in the last couple months become a jumping off point for many other excursions. It’s mixtapes like this, cohesive and all wonderful, yet containing almost nothing I knew previously, that remind me that In need never run out of new musical discoveries.

  10. brian on April 6th, 2018

    anyone know the track lengths on these? having a little trouble figuring out where one song ends and another begins in some cases…