Bruno Bavota is a young Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist with seemingly boundless potential, and anextraordinary gift for marrying the intellectual and emotional into earnest and profoundly effective songs. Thoughfavorably compared in his early career to another Italian composer, the legendary Ludovico Einaudi, Bavota hasfound himself increasingly pursuing ways to distort and disturb traditional arrangements and melodies in pursuit of amore distinct resonance. Armed with a plethora of outboard effects pedals and processors, Bavota manually manipulates his songs in real time as he performs - often with his bare hands engaged in a seesaw battle ofconstruction against obstruction. It infuses a genuine sense of tension and forward momentum that makes his workextraordinarily poignant. Recorded live in one afternoon at a friend's studio in Bavota's hometown of Naples, Italy,RE_CORDIS documents many of Bavota's most recognizable and accomplished works as they stand at this momentin time - ever-evolving musical life-forms that change shape while maintaining their distinctive skeletons. It alsointroduces his newest work, "The night of," a tense, escalating race of loops punctuated by a series of dramatic chordstrikes. The recording is charmingly informal, leaving the sounds of Bavota's physical movements - the shuffling offeet, the triggering of effects pedals, the creaking of stools - present in the mix to mingle with the music. As anexhibition of Bavota's skills as a composer and performer, it's impressive; as a glimpse of what's to come, it's anepiphany.