Date / Venue:
8 October 2016, PHS LIVE #01: Lettera 22, qqqøqqq, Xennan, Holy Similaun @CSO Django, Treviso, Italy
Info / Links:
Website / Bandcamp / DiscogsLettera22 played live at the Italian label Prehistoric Silence debut show at CSO Django, Treviso, October 2016. PS, which is Padova / Treviso-based and run by two very young guys both age 20, collects mostly tracks from the Italian region of Veneto; the debut record Session 01 is a great, fresh and interesting compendium on ambient / drone pieces focused on dilated, epic atmospheres.
“Lettera 22 is the duo of Matteo Castro and Riccardo Mazza, two main characters in the Italian noise and experimental scene, building incredible collages of field recordings and abused dynamics. Their live shows always let the public see their potential unleashed and the incredible control of the multi-layered texture they produce: the pair builds up a simmering tension made of captured sounds and hissing tapes, keeping a grip on it with the cold blood of a snake charmer” [via]”Lettera 22 use extreme textures and dynamics to build up high levels of abusive tension, only to send them crashing down in a cacophony of broken beer bottles and urban scrap, leaving behind a skeleton of seething silence and tape hiss. A seedy and voyeuristic recording, akin to witnessing a beating in a dark alley” [via]
- To see our video playlist for the Prehistoric Silence Night #001 at CSO Django, Treviso, click here. Featuring qqqøqqq, Xennan, Holy Similaun;
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