The latest release on Stroboscopic Artefacts, ‘Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music‘, arrives right in time to remind us that historically “decadent” times have nonetheless resulted in some of the boldest acts of individual and collective creativity. Stroboscopic Artefacts label owner, Luca Mortellaro, selected ten Italian artists; Silvia Kastel, Andrea Belfi, Marcho Shuttle, Ninos Du Brasil, Chevel, Lory D, Caterina Barbieri, Neel, Alessandro Adriani and himself – aiming to make make a captivating portrait of a shared spirit and the country’s cultural memory.
Our pick, “You Will Not Be There For The End”, features Mannequin’s label boss Alessandro Adriani in a different form than his well known 80’s aesthetic, unveiling a raw Detroitian soul that shifts the listener into Drexciya territories. A snapping electro beat is smoothed over by a narcotising melody, glowing like a lanternfish in the darkest depths of the ocean. Echoing voices edge their way into compressed EBM chords picturing a dark sea flower blossoming from clammy seaweed.
Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music is released via Stroboscopic Artefacts on 13th April 2018. Pre-order your copy here.
A1. Silvia Kastel – Errori
A2. Andrea Belfi – Spitting & Skytouching
A3. Marco Shuttle – Lux Et Sonus
B1. Ninos Du Brasil – Noite Atrás
B2. Alessandro Adriani – You Will Not Be There For The End
B3. Chevel – Friends Electric
C1. Lucy – Starving The Mind
C2. Lory D – PRV-HH3-X
D1. Caterina Barbieri – Virgo Rebellion
D2. Neel – 4G
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