In the 4 years since Italian born, London based artist Roberto Crippa released his acclaimed album ‘Reverse’ on We Can Elude Control, Crippa has been lurking amongst London streets at night slowly developing alchemical thoughts which would cast the 10 shadows that make up ‘SELENIC’.
Whereas ‘Reverse’ can be viewed as an introspective album constructed as a set of individual audio ‘objects’, ‘SELENIC’ is an album gazing out into the world, relentlessly exposing and toying with its very fabric. Painstakingly assembled over a number of years ‘SELENIC’ is an album of immense power and subtly conceived amongst the silver reflections witnessed amongst the silent lustrous environment that surrounds us all at night.
A visceral auditory experience rendering itself from the numerous collapsed and recomposed forms of quantified electronic outlay: rhythm, ambience and concrete all configured to construct an amorphous narrative based work where each piece unfolds as a mutated container of previous identities.
Distinctive in development, design and execution SELENIC stands as a solitary gesture of Crippa’s idiosyncratic experimental research.
released September 21, 2018
written & produced by Roberto Crippa
mastered by Gionvanni Conti, Artefacts Mastering
photography by Madison Dinelle
design by Marijn Degenaar
text by Mark Harwood
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Hades is an album of simultaneities.
Through furious streams of contrast shattering against our eardrums into keen shards of textures, this cavernous music reflects on subterranean lakes in the deepest corners of the greek crevices. But dark ambiances, electroacoustic crawling and industrial roars may still go from the darkness towards the dazzling surface without false hopes. From the earth to the firmament, from the shadow to the light, from paralysis to freedom.
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supported by 7 fans who also own “Roberto Crippa - SELENIC”
This is the weird, shifty cousin of Autechre who is snickering from the corner at you. Just smile, put your money on the table, grab your music, and calmly walk away.
Go home, grab your best set of cans, and open the doorway to a new sonic dimension. Breathe deep, submit, and explore. Obstacle of Affliction