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Heinrich Dressel

Valerio Lombardozzi (Heinrich Dressel / Composite Profuse) is an Italian composer and producer. From 1990 to 1995 he studied jazz piano with master Romano Liberatore, learning harmony and piano comping. In 1998 he graduated in Sound Engineering, Midi, and Mixing at the Università della Musica of Rome. In the late 90s he started to produce electronic music under the pseudonyms Composite Profuse – his electro-oriented project – and Heinrich Dressel – his soundtrack/cryptical-kosmische alias.

In 2003 he founded MinimalRome music label (togheter with his friends Feedback-Teslasonic, Dave Grave, Andreas Herz), which over the last decade produced releases for artists such as Solvent, Legowelt, Umberto, James T Cotton, The Hacker, Mick Wills, among others.

Since 2000 he became involved in many collaborations and musical productions, and labels such as Bunker, Crème Organization, Strange Life Records, Mannequin, Cyber Dance, Frustrated Funk, Solar One Music, among others, produced his music.

He worked with various directors, composing soundtracks for short movies, trailers, and documentaries, and provided sound design and effects for several advertising agencies (Rewind, Dugong, La Prospektiva, I-Lab, IF, Orangee, etc). He recently scored a docufilm "My Tyson" that received an award as best docufilm in the "Migrarti" section of Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia, a trailer for "Il Labirinto del Cervo Sacro" and started a collaboration with the "Indovina chi viene a cena" tv show on Rai Tre.

He draws his musical inspiration from the great film-score composers of the 70s and 80s such as Egisto Macchi, Giorgio Gaslini, Angelo Badalamenti, Riz Ortolani, Goblin, Lallo Gori, Lalo Schifrin, and from the work of John Carpenter and David Lynch. He’s also a big fan of Gong, Hatfield and The North, Robert Wyatt, and the musicians involved in the Canterbury scene of the 60s and 70s.

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