biography

"F.ormal L.ogic D.ecay (at first called simply "FLD") is the most experimental and unpredictable between projects of Luigi Maria Mennella: pure essence of sound research free from any kind of categorical gender restrictions. 
Notwithstanding his purely classical musical education, Luigi approaches to this artistic choice already during adolescence, dazzled by the practices of John Cage for piano (an instrument that now plays more than 30 years) and the vocal experimentalisms of Stratos, which have increasingly moved him away from the hieratic rigidity of the setting opera (studied both as a baritone and tenor with the Romanian soprano Lucia Stanescu).

In the early 90s, since he was not yet using computers and hard disk recording, Luigi carried out his first recordings on a simple Forstex analog multi-tracker, without spreading his tapes in a industrial scene who moved only marginally in, because of his assiduous commitments with metal bands. Scene which he'll definitively leave in 2000 to found his own industrial / electronic label music ( Anaemic Waves Factory) dedicated to a niche market and start to focus better on its 3 main musical projects (FLD, En Velours Noir and Furvus). 
Many of those tapes have been unfortunately lost or have deteriorated, but he's still working on their restoration, and now for the first time in twenty years some of them will finally be available in limited edition in the box "CelebrAction" (Selenophonia, 2011). 
His listenings and sound / voice experimentations haven't always easily stop, engulfing, filtering and appropriating a lot of different unconventional plays, then provide the basis for a corpus of singular modes of expression.
This has given rise to a record production very heterogeneous (more than 50 between official releases and collaborations from the early 90s to the present), which swings into the specifics of F.L.D. between musique concrète and power-electronics, through industrial, dark ambient, ritual, space music, lowercase, apocalyptic folk, martial, aggrotech and cinematic sound in general (...)".