NETHER riparte dalle esplorazioni sonore e software di ‘Blinded’ di SY/IN

  SY/IN è il nuovo alias del sound e visual artist, produttore e sperimentatore friulano Alex Ortiga classe 1993, attivo precedentemente come Xennan e, per un breve periodo, Niide. La sua ricerca artistica rivolge l’attenzione all’immaginazione e costruzione di piani reali/fittizi in cui il dominio digitale e quello fisico (analogico) interagiscono fino a confondersi ed […]

Track Premiere: Diagnostic – Conflict Zone [‘Repercussions’ CD, Jezgro]

Jezgro is an independent electronic record label we already had the chance to talk about last year when the Torus EP by Japanese legend Merzbow was released on the Serbian outcome, started and run by Ontal / Impulse Controls’ Darko Kolar. Next Tuesday, December the 4th a CD album series called JCDAL will start on Jezgro with Jan […]

Album Premiere: Stairs of Emotion by Lessons in Hate [Prehistoric Silence]

Artwork and layout by Alberto Bertelli   We have already hosted on several occasion the Italian cassette / digital outcome Prehistoric Silence, surely one of our favorites when it comes to sound art, underground experimental ambient and noise music. The last PHS outing after the summer was They Are Eating All The Faeries by the youngster […]

Album Premiere: Incandenza by Guybrush [SØVN]

  SØVN is a collective of musicians and sound artists releasing their music in the form of records each one coming with an exclusive, ad-hoc type of packaging, making the record label work at the intersection of different art forms. Its operating core has been moving all around Europe over the years following the wanderings of […]

Track Premiere: Clade by Scim [Punctuated Equilibrium, Heel.Zone]

Artwork by: Gianluca Lonigro   Ryan Tracey aka Scim is an artist, producer, and programmer currently based in Chicago, US, who released earlier this year a very valid EP, called Solid Grey, on the Californian outcome T.A.R.. Next week, Tuesday the 25th to be precise, the next Scim outing will be released on the Italian multidimensional […]

Track Premiere: Endless Incapacitating Discomfort by Venta Protesix [Urbsounds]

Artwork by Ludwika Micińska aka Tissue.Hunter Venta Protesix is a digital noise project started in 2007 by Italo Belladonna, a Salerno-based non-musician who with his many monikers has been releasing on several important Italian labels such as Setola Di Maiale, A Dear Girl Called Wendy, Angst, and many many others. Gathering the vast amount of digital productions by the […]

Track Premiere: Franz Rosati – Power Inferno [Malapensa, Pyteca]

Vincenzo Pizzi, classe 1993 e originario di Miranda (Isernia, Molise), in seguito ad un percorso di studi che lo porta prima a Napoli e poi a Roma, avvia nel 2016 l’avventura della propria etichetta PYTECA dopo essere apparso su importanti etichette in ambito techno come Blackwater (Margaretha), Secret Keywords, RDL47, Otōmo, Riot Recordings. Focalizzata in particolar […]

Album Premiere: Coeden – They Are Eating All The Faeries [Prehistoric Silence]

  Prehistoric Silence is a label releasing both physical and digital stuff we already had the chance to talk about on a few occasions such as this and this one. Based in the Italian region called Veneto which has been offering interesting acts and events such as Chevel, Von Tesla, Enklav, Quarto Mondo, PHS was established […]

Track Premiere: Goldra (feat. MRTRY) by Kuthi Jinani on Bio Future Laboratory

Artwork by liara t’soni   Kuthi Jinani is the obscure, occult sci-fi project of the Milan-based youngster Giancarlo Brambilla, taking inspiration and sound material from post-rave scenarios, concrète sampling and a peculiar and funny research into organic nature, deep-web contents and bass music. Started in 2016, KJ released its first EP on the Italian Beat […]

Track Premiere: Organic, Synthetic, Ensemble Material I by TF+ [Whereiswave?]

  PREORDER LINK   Whereiswave? è un nuovo collettivo proveniente dal sud Italia, nato proprio in questi mesi del 2018 e in procinto di rilasciare, il prossimo 15 Giugno, un primo tassello nel processo di crescita e scoperta della crew / etichetta. WIW 01, ovvero la prima release di Whereiswave?, è una cassetta C16 registrata […]

Album Premiere: dreadmaul – The Crow EP [DLT9 – Delta9 Recordings]

https://soundcloud.com/delta9recordings/sets/dreadmaul-the-crow-ep-dlt9002/s-6wb1l   A few months after D73-71-85 by Cerebral Cuts, half Bergamo, IT – half Berlin based drum and bass outcome Delta9 Recordings’ brand new subdivision called DLT9 is back with its second outing. The follow-up in the field of exploration of more introspective, deeper, darker vibes has been recorded by Dennis Leick aka dreadmaul, a […]

Album Premiere: ✮ Antitracks A ✮ [VVV001, Various Artists, Antistandard]

Artwork by: Matteo Bellomo   Nell’ormai lontanissimo 2011 Think’d (Tiz), pugliese di base a Milano e attivo come dj, MC, audio engineer e molto altro ancora, ha rilasciato il mastodontico discochiamato Antistandard (ascoltabile a questo link). Il lavoro, diviso in 13 tracce e di quasi un’ora di lunghezza, affiancava a rime scagliate con violenza dei beat […]

Track Premiere: Red Nights by SabaSaba (feat. Father Murphy) on Maple Death Records

  SabaSaba is an old-fashioned power trio band crawling out of the city of Turin, Piedmont. Composed of Andrea Marini and Tommaso Bonfilio (already together in Blind Beast) as the loops, tapes, effects manipulators, and Indianizer‘s Gabriele Maggiorotto at the drums, SabaSaba represent the latest addition to the Bologna-based Maple Death Records on which they’re […]

Album Premiere: Lag Metamorphosis by Modo Koagon & Xtematic [Biodiversità Records]

Lag metamorphosis by Modo Koagon / Xtematic  In occasione dell’evento senza precedenti tenutosi a Rio de Janeiro nel Giugno 1992 e definito Summit della Terra, ovvero la prima conferenza a tema ambientale che coinvolse i capi di stato di numerosi governi e nazioni a livello mondiale, il termine biodiversità fu definito come parola con cui indicare “ogni tipo […]

Track Premiere: ELIO – Ampcatnight [MRG003, Marguerite Records]

Artwork by Chiara Cognigni   We’re glad to be back after a few-days Easter break with an exclusive premiere, straight out of the Milan-based, raw house Marguerite Records’ third outing. Called MRG003 and collecting different artists – “five Italian talents of the underground scene”, one track each – the record will be out on vinyl in few […]

Album premiere: Luciano Lamanna – Sottrazione [Boring Machines]

Sleeve design by Giandomenico Carpentieri (YARD PRESS)   Luciano Lamanna is a well-established name in the Italian electronic music scene, thanks to his 20 years long career as a DJ, producer and event organizer from the late 90s techno scene, hardcore hip-hop beats producing, a longtime affiliation with the LSWHR crew, and a prolonged series […]

Hear out ‘Bloodrave’, the late 90’s vampire classic Blade rescore by Kilbourne

  1998 was the real breaking-through year for the seemingly never-ending Marvel-related movie saga we’ve been experiencing in the last years. After some minor, very low rates attempts at success with ’89 The Punisher (starring Dolph Lundgren), ’90 Matt Salinger’s Captain America, the low-budget, very very ugly ’94 Fantastic Four first movie adaptation, and, few years before (1986), an […]

Album premiere: Cerebral-Cuts – D73-71-85 [DLT9 – Delta 9 Recordings]

  Today’s premiere focuses on the half Bergamo, IT half Berlin based drum and bass outcome Delta9 Recordings, which is about to launch its own sublabel called DLT9 – a project meant to explore and promote deeper, darker and more introspective vibes than the one characterizing the main dnb path followed by the mother label. […]

Album premiere: Erma – Cur [Fratto9]

  Fratto9 è la creatura di Gianmaria Aprile (membro dei Luminance Ratio) attiva dal 2003 nel campo di musica psichedelica e free-form, drone, improv, ambient in generale e molto altro ancora. Dopo le tre uscite del 2017, nell’ordine Re Desiderio di H!U, il lavoro untitled di Francesco Serra e Divisions di Jacopo Bacci, l’etichetta torna […]

Album Premiere: Anything Pointless – EVA EP [Superbudda Production]

  Siamo felici di presentare oggi l’EP d’esordio di Anything Pointless, intitolato EVA e in uscita Venerdì 15 Dicembre (domani!) per Superbudda Production, l’organo di pubblicazione del collettivo artistico di base nel capoluogo piemontese. Della durata di poco inferiore a 15 minuti e suddiviso in 5 tracce, EVA EP arriva anticipato dal singolo Breathe rilasciato […]

Listen to ‘Tell It All’ by Video Duct out on Maple Death Records

Artwork by: Giulia Mazza We’re glad to be back with our review / premiere section again with one of our favourites Italian labels at the moment, Maple Death Records. Today is time for throbbing bass lines, hissing snares and rotten, dub-infused punk just like the PiL way – Rotten indeed, did you get it?. …Well, […]

GUESTMIX#25: NETHERMIX by Weightausend [Hanter Records, NETHER]

Artwork: Eye of Ra by Cy Tone; buy your digital HD copy here   We feel computer generated music is going to play a key role in shaping the future electronic music style and culture, as pretty much every technological breakdown and its subsequent spreading has indeed done over the last 60 years. Please learn […]

Album premiere: DJ Balli & Giacomo Balla – SVELTO, The Hakken Tuner [Artetetra]

  Imagine you’re a hardcore gabber fanatic with an imaginary instant hoover sound button going off in your head whenever you do something noteworthy – in a kind of thug life meme-like fashion (just replace gangstas with Human Resource). You’d probably know the so-called hoover sound was first used in Second Phase (aka Joey Beltram […]

Nicola Ratti, Donato Epiro, S/V/N e Discipula: sleep concert al Path Festival

Path festival 2017 – Lineup Path festival 2017 🌪#Lineup🌪Una produzione: Morse _Main Partner: ESU di VeronaPartner: ArtVerona Fiera d'Arte, Festival Veronetta, Mart – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Soprintendenza di Verona, Accademia Belle Arti Verona, Associazione InterzonaGrazie al contributo di: APART, VISIVA, Zýmē, AGSM Verona Pubblicato da Path Festival su […]

Album premiere: H!U – Re Desiderio [Fratto9]

  H!U è una creatura mascherata che vive nella provincia di Lecco, dispersa sulle pendici del Monte Barro. Dalle prealpi lombarde, H!U irradia sonorità sommesse che raccontano di spazi sconfinati e magia arcaica / primordiale, pensate per la rielaborazione dell’eredità storica e spaziale offerta dai luoghi da essa abitati. Dietro H!U si cela Davide Sperandio, […]

Track premiere: User from PT – Filosoficamente 283 [Arroyo]

Artwork by: Massimo Missoni Ci si aspetterebbe di sentire questi suoni nell’esplorazione di città che non dormono mai. Invece questo progetto arriva dritto dritto dalla provincia toscana. Stiamo parlando di Transizione, ep d’esordio di User from PT. Esce per l’etichetta Arroyo, piattaforma a più dimensioni che unisce musica, arte digitale, design e poesia. Arroyo: Bandcamp […]

Video premiere: ‘L’immagine animale di Dio II’ di Andrea Leonessa

Siamo orgogliosi di ospitare oggi la premiere del cortometraggio sperimentale dello scrittore e videomaker Saluzzese Andrea Leonessa, intitolato ‘L’Immagine Animale di Dio II‘ e considerabile come l’ideale prosecuzione di ‘L’Immagine Animale di Dio I’ realizzata lo scorso 2016. Nei tre minuti di corto, che trae ispirazione (come il precedente episodio) dalla mistica di Jakob Böhme, […]

Album premiere: ‘GUIOT – Enlist / Inlets’, out June 28th on NETHER

NETHER, curated by Matthias Girardi [Cage Suburbia, Weightausend], is a micro-label (the definition comes from Matthias himself) that started back in May 2017 releasing a two-track miniCD per month, each one produced by different artists and featuring a peculiar Weightausend rework of one of the original tunes: NETHER0001 by Holy Similaun surfaced few weeks ago, […]

Track premiere: ‘Ishiki’ by Tetsumasa featuring Mogano from Obake EP out today on Arboretum

Picture and graphics by Andrea Familari / FAX   Arboretum is a Berlin-based label founded in 2012 and active ever since putting out several outstanding publications in the field of experimental electronic music; the project mainly focuses on the real-time interaction between sound and visual forces, intertwining within the same compositions and defining a brand […]

Listen to a 6-minute preview of Torus EP, Merzbow’s new release on Darko Kolar’s Jezgro

Artwork by .thejass. Jezgro is an independent electronic record label from Serbia, started and run by Ontal / Impulse Controls’ Darko Kolar. As reported on the label’s bandcamp portal, its main focus is on representing the most obscure, dark and deep sides of the current electronic music scene, also incorporating genres such as harsh noise, […]

Ascolta ‘Atterraggio su Enceladus’ di Blak Saagan, estratta da ‘A Personal Voyage’ [Maple Death Records]

Light years away, skyrocketing through an unexplored dimension of organic textured ambient compositions, a flare is rising, hovering over the Venetian lagoon: Blak Saagan. A Personal Voyage è il titolo dell’album di debutto del progetto Blak Saagan, alias di Samuele Gottardello, in uscita in formato tape (il preorder è già attivo, si scorra poche righe […]

Ascolta ‘Days Of Despair’ di Shinoby, l’ultima traccia del forthcoming Celestial Bliss [ISTHEWAYLP001]

  Shinoby è l’alias del producer e vinyl-dj Omar Contri, apparso nei primi anni del 2000 nella scena veronese ed in breve diventatone punto di riferimento grazie alla collaborazione con diverse crew ed organizzazioni ed una grande attività artistica che lo ha portato alla fondazione della propria label ISTHEWAY, sulla quale fino ad ora ha […]

Holy Similaun / Weightausend Split EP [Prehistoric Silence, PHS002] + Full Album Stream

  Prehistoric Silence is a recently-born label releasing both physical and digital stuff, based in the Italian region called Veneto which is cultivating growing interest in experimental and venturous electronics, thanks to a discrete amount of artists, outcomes and venues such as Chevel, Von Tesla, Enklav, ElectronicGirls, Quarto Mondo, CSO Django, Spazio Aereo and much […]

Random Numbers Split Series Vol. 3: SOMEC / Von Tesla + Full Album Stream

Random Numbers è il nome di un collettivo bolognese di musicisti, producers e dj che lavorano ad ampio spettro nell’ambito della musica elettronica. Nato dall’amicizia e dal supporto reciproco tra i diversi membri, si è rapidamente evoluto in un’etichetta che risolvesse le immediate necessità di rappresentazione e piena assistenza di ogni singolo artista e release, […]

RAINBOW ISLAND OVER DALVERME: Smerluvio Release Party Full Audio + Italian Tour Dates Revealed

We’re giving this article the RECORDING tag. So, even if it features a lot of other informations and exclusive revelations, it’ll be presented following our typical Recording Technical File format. See the other entries over at the RECORDING section following this link. Technical File Date / Venue 09 March 2017, Stasera: Rainbow Island – Smerluvio Release […]

Various Artists – EXOTIC ÉSOTÉRIQUE Vol.2 [ArteTetra] + ‘EXOTIC’ Side Stream

  esoteric [adjective; es·o·ter·ic \ˌe-sə-ˈter-ik, -ˈte-rik\]: designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group; limited to a small circle; [via] ArteTetra is an experimental DIY cassette imprint working between Potenza Picena and Bologna, Italy, self-identified by crazy bandcamp tags such as Quinto mondo, […]

Paul Beauchamp – Grey Mornings [Boring Machines, BM078] + Full Album Stream

Paul Beauchamp is a North Carolina, USA born electro-acoustic / ambient musician now living in Turin, Italy, in the heart of the Piedmont region. Already active with many groups and monikers such as Blind Cave Salamander, Almagest!, Space Aliens From Outer Space, he released his first full-length solo album, called Pondfire, in late 2015 jointly on the Boring […]

Filtro – Riflesso [Upside Down Recordings] + Full Album Stream

/soundcloud.com/angelo-bignamini/sets/filtro-riflesso/s-zM2ll   Siamo lieti di ospitare oggi il full stream del disco Riflesso, ad opera del duo Filtro, in uscita sull’etichetta romana Upside Down Recordings con il proprio lavoro di debutto. Angelo Bignamini [Billy Torello, The Great Saunites, Lucifer Big Band] ai nastri e Luca de Biasi [Playground, Satantango, Vhd Vhd], ai synth modulari e […]

RM – The Hierarchy of Being [Yerevan Tapes] + Full Album Stream

RM is the acronym for the prolific, talented Italian musician Riccardo Mazza, who started releasing multifaceted electronic music via this moniker back in 2013 on the outstanding Second Sleep imprint, managed by his long-term friend Matteo Castro who also happens to be the other half of the noise / musique concrete duo called Lettera 22 […]

Luciano Lamanna and Luca T. Mai debut as Divus on Boring Machines: Full Album Stream

  Divus is a duo of veteran musicians from Rome, composed of the techno Italian hero and sound engineer at Subsound Studio, Rome Lucianno Lamanna (also one of the most prolific and multifaceted producer of his generation: Lou Chano, Virus Love, Assalti Industriali, Balance, Lunar Lodge, Der Noir, Tekno Mobil Squad, and many others among […]

PRG/M – Assioma Geometrico [Spagiria] + Full Album Stream

  Welcome back to our Review column, mostly featuring exclusive full album streams. Today we’re happy to share with you in its entirety the PRG/M’s debut record on Spagiria, the brand new Eklero’s subsection born and thought as part of the process of separation, re-aggregation and re-thinking of the Rome-based label’s peculiar features, which would […]

FossaDelRumore – Isolato [Self-released] + Full Album Stream

Isolato by FossaDelRumore   FossaDelRumore is an ambient / drone, noise  project born in 2012 out of the mind of Pietro Michi, a 23 y.o. producer from Florence, Italy. In September 2016, the young artist developed a collaborative work that involved 7 other musicians all across the Europe (Italy, Hungary, Poland, Netherlands) to partecipate by […]

Xennan – Pass Away [S t A Y, STAY020] + Full Album Stream

Artwork by Alex Ortiga, original photo by Dillon Crow Pass Away by Xennan  Siamo lieti di presentare in anteprima esclusiva il full streaming, disponibile dal player qui sopra, della ventesima uscita del catalogo Stay Home Records, così profondamente rinnovata in spirito ed intenti da aver mutato il proprio nome in StAY Records, ideato un nuovo […]

Davide Bartolomei – Panthalassa [C O M M U N I O N] + Full Album Stream

Artwork by: Nicola Tirabasso We’re glad to present an exclusive album full stream, courtesy of the Milan-based C O M M U N I O N independent collective. Before introducing you to Davide Bartolomei’s Panthalassa, we’d like to spend few context words about the crew. Quoting the tag-line, “its aim is to support and disseminate […]

Amklon – ‘Collision Of Absolutes’ [Boring Machines, BM071] + Full Album Stream

We’re pleased today to share with you the full record stream for the Italian duo Amklon’s debut-album ‘Collision of Absolutes’, out in few days on Boring Machines. Onga’s BM is among the most enduring and peculiar-sounding label in Italy; it celebrates this year its tenth birthday, keeping on nurturing the “general taste for discomfort and […]

Everest Magma – ‘Gnosis’ [Boring Machines 065] Full Streaming + Intervista

Settembre è il mese dei full streaming: per la terza settimana consecutiva, dopo ANIMESOLITARIE 001 e 5 Haiku, ospitiamo un disco interamente disponibile all’ascolto. Quest’oggi è il turno di Gnosis, sessantacinquesima uscita del catalogo Boring Machines, e secondo full-length di Everest Magma dopo Modern/Antique dell’anno scorso: EM è un alias di Rella the Woodcutter, che, citando […]

Glauco Salvo – 5 Haiku [Kohlhaas / KHS 009] + Full Album Stream

Come anticipato la scorsa settimana, siamo lieti di presentare oggi un nuovo full streaming: trattasi di 5 Haiku, il primo lavoro solista firmato Glauco Salvo. Il musicista romagnolo è metà del duo Comaneci, oltre ad essere un assiduo protagonista e frequentatore della scena indipendente italiana. Il vinile 12″ è già disponibile in preorder sul portale […]

Bellatrix? – ‘ANIME SOLITARIE CASSETTE 001’ [Anime Solitarie / A.S.001] + Full Album Stream

Artwork and pictures by: Bellatrix? Il ritorno all’attività ordinaria della nostra webzine dopo le vacanze sarà segnato, nelle prossime settimane, da una serie di sorprese e spunti molto interessanti, quali interviste esclusive, diversi RECORDINGS e report-video, e streaming in anteprima. A quest’ultima categoria appartiene, in particolare, l’articolo di oggi: siamo onorati di presentare il debutto […]

Tunnel di Andrea Benedetti, la prima fanzine techno italiana [Free download]

Ogni cosa che va cancellando il passato creando un anno zero, è la musica da ascoltare. Nel lontano 1993, Andrea Benedetti [Sounds Never Seen, Final Frontier, Sysmo, Plasmek], produttore ed instancabile sostenitore della scena techno Italiana, vero e proprio faro e tra i maggiori depositari della cultura in questione (avremo modo di parlarne più approfonditamente […]

David Grubbs presenting a Squirrel Bait Band-Family Tree

[ ALL PHOTOS WITH A (**) ARE COURTESY OF JIM TESTA // UPLOADED WITH PERMISSION ] [ from left to right: Brian McMahan (guitar/vocals), Peter Searcy (vocals), Clark Johnson (bass/vocals), Ben Daugthrey (drums), David Grubbs (guitar)] (**) “Squirrelbait” is vaguely redneck slang meaning “nuts” (as in “crazy”) Squirrel Bait were a bunch of very (very) […]