Mercoledì 26 aprile 2017
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Vicolo Casalecchi 3, 42121 Reggio Emilia (Gmaps)
20JazzFunkGreats: “It’s the post-industrial sound of industry limping on…” TinyMixTapes: “Sinister, hypnotic, meditative, and mysterious!” The Quietus: “On the precipice between ambient and noise revealing both dark and tender moments” Decoder: “Prehistoric jams that often stay loose and cerebral”
« You are across the road, staring into a building, it’s dark outside and you can just make out a light shining inside from a distant window. Stromboli’s debut EP is that light: a dense ambient propulsive opera created over the course of two years in Bologna. The man behind Stromboli is inspired by limitations, it’s his area of expertise, his confidence. Balance and composure as a mental state, only hinting at harsh noise, an isolationist toiling over his 4 track tape machine, a lap steel guitar and an ancient analog organ. Describing boundaries and territories through drones, city dwelling rhythms, noise landscapes and elegant melodies, Stromboli defies what is traditionally associated with the ambient genre, by creating a beautiful dark psychedelic rotating world. »
« Nico Pasquini, l’uomo dietro il nome d’arte di Stromboli, ha tratto ispirazione per il disco da «attacchi di insonnia e da un’insana dipendenza da Purple Rain di Prince e dal capolavoro neo-noir Thief di Micheal Mann». Ingredienti strani per un disco strano. Deforme e a suo modo bellissimo, come il feto mutante di Eraserhead. » [Sentireascoltare / voto: 7,5]
« Roba marcia, scura e sinistra di quella che a noi piace sempre, realizzata con ottima inventiva, grande consapevolezza e padronanza dei propri mezzi (…)Tra echi di Suicide e il krautrock più notturno… » [Noisey]
Stromboli (Maple Death Records) — “Beneath a saturated nebulous city landscape lies a mirror reflecting sharp, complex particles of light that disappear under the faintest drop of rain, literally silver dissolving into rust, mercury poisoning the train tracks of modern paranoia. Through the cracks, the chilled warmth of Stromboli’s VOLUME UNO rises, expanding on the notion of a solitary figure gasping for life in an industrial setting.
After turning heads with his 2015 debut, Stromboli is back with his second offering of beautiful ambient propulsive landscapes, isolationist harsh noise and industrial psych. Volume Uno expands Stromboli’s sound deeply with the introduction of the Revox A77 tape machine that Fripp/Eno made famous on their classic ‘No Pussyfooting’. Recorded mainly at night during chronic fits of insomnia and fueled by an unhealthy addiction to Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ flick and Micheal Mann’s neo-noir masterpiece ‘Thief’, Volume Uno opens the gates with the violent thump of ‘Drag Phase’ before morphing into the destructured techno of ‘Downwards’ built on a Suicide-like reverse tape loop. ‘Drop’ showcases exactly what separates Stromboli from his peers, a warm approach to shivering metal factory music, a synthetic blaze cutting through analog ice on a path created by visionaries like Cluster, Harmonia and This Heat. ‘Arrows’ and ‘White Walls’ lock into a meditative drugged out state of mind, adding a Coil-esque esoteric element that ebbs and flows through shards of decomposed drum machines, organic lap-steel guitar, delayed samplers, all while maintaining the beauty and grace of a Ruth White composition. ‘Glow’ is hyper-ventilation, air chopped by the mutoid rhythms of machines relentlessly attacking the power plant.
VOLUME UNO is a journey into hidden and obscure thoughts, Chrome night time psychosis, a world created by meditative warriors, wizards and outsiders, where Terry Riley holds the keys of time, Basinski is master of pace and Throbbing Gristle fight in the trenches. Stromboli leaves no choice, there is no escaping the inevitable.
Already praised by Simon Reynolds, The Quietus, TinyMixTapes, Decoder and 20JazzFunkGreats for releasing one of 2015s best tape releases, Stromboli returns with Volume Uno, his first full-length LP for Maple Death Records. Recorded in 2015 in his hometown of Bologna, mastered by Andrea Prato in Torino. LP features the stunning photography and artwork of Giulia Mazza and includes insert and download code”