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    ISIA Roma Design - Pordenone Corso di Semiotica II Prof. Federico Montanari A.A. 2014 - 2015

The album LAMENT began as a sort of 'concept album' on the theme of the First World War and it's the result of painstaking sound research; it is not in fact a work exclusively with social content but, according to the style of the group, includes musical experimentation, poetry and, as regards the show, also the visual aspect. The album can be fully appreciated only in its physical incarnation, performed by instruments of gigantic dimensions designed by founding member Andrew Unruh and noise-generating devices that translate visually the horrors of the conflict. The disc present itself as a journey into the atmosphere of conflict that a hundred years ago shook the whole world, is composed of fourteen tracks enriched by experimental sounds: from the noise of steel and era's objects to original recordings of the voices of victims and perpetrators. The Neubauten's work describes  and incorporates sounds evoking the dirt and terror of the industrialized world in the 20th century at war with itself. The way LAMENT uses existing and reassembled materials, pieces clipped together by historical documents alongside the direct interpretations of the members of the group offers a new narrative perspective to the Great War.

The idea is to represent the outside of the box set as a time capsule, a container specially prepared to store objects or information intended to be found at some future time. Inside, the CD, generically identified as the most important part of an album, was placed on the bottom of the container and then covered with some letters. Each letter has a description of the corresponding song on the front while on the back, is visually represented only through shapes/forms. In the letters are used different fonts to mimic the human writing and at the same time distinguish between them as if they were written by different issuers. Furthermore, the font, together with the various types of paper, are intended to diversify and make visible the connections between the stories.