|Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani returns to Stroboscopic Artefacts with 'Embryo' - an immersive four-track micro-odyssey spanning across jagged ambient scopes,unmapped acidic grounds and further leftfield-friendly sonic territories, opening up the path for his forthcoming sophomore LP and first ever for Stroboscopic Artefacts, 'Morphic Dreams'.
A1. Elapsed Emptiness
B1. Inverted Aspects (feat. Beau Wanzer)
B2. Aria (New Beat Version)
Following on from his first incursion on the label in 2017, ‘Enter The Fire’, and a recent contribution to the label’s thematic VA, ‘Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music’, Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani returns to Stroboscopic Artefacts with ‘Embryo’ – an immersive four-track micro-odyssey spanning across jagged ambient scopes, unmapped acidic grounds and further leftfield-friendly sonic territories, opening up the path for his forthcoming sophomore LP and first ever for Stroboscopic Artefacts, ‘Morphic Dreams’.
Taken literally, the ’embryonic breathing’ or ‘inner breathing’ that gives its names to the release is a process in which an alchemy practitioner is plunged into a “state of equilibrium and harmony equal to the condition of that of an embryo in his mother’s womb”. Here, Adriani addresses such matters in his own way, translating this symbolic deployment into a tetralogy of extended droney experiments that aim to find similar balance and reconciliation throughout.
‘Elapsed Emptiness’ works a dark and unremittingly oppressive vein, slowly sinking its listener into an abstract continuum where light and oxygen have rarefied, whilst sizzling electronics and thunderous riffs roll above heads in cloud formations. Back to groovier spirits, ‘Symmetry’ breaks the bleak maelstrom-like movement of the opener, dishing out a fiercely corrosive compound of smacking kicks, hissy hi-hats and FX-soaked analogue spurts.
Cut and tailored in collaboration with Chicago’s very own Beau Wanzer, ‘Inverted Aspects’ trades the filthy filters and spacious horizontality of its foregoers for a passive-aggressive acid tech swagger that’s as sexy a circuits-strewn piece of hardware sensuality as it promises to lay waste on all dancefloors it comes across. Topping off this solid menu on a much hypnotic and resolute note, ‘Aria (New Beat version)’ is perhaps the track that best encompasses Adriani’s alchemical search for perfect body and mind concord, maintaining a precarious balance between dancefloor-optimised music and a certain spiritual freedom to dream and escape.
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VTSS: Inverted Aspects!!! really sexy, thanks!
Ancient Methods: beautiful synth works
Vladimir Ivkovic: Nice one Ale!
BLUSH_RESPONSE: love alessandro! <3
Paleman: Intense, sonically wild - wicked tracks :)
Oliver Ho / Broken English Club: the signal becomes drenched electricty and pulses through the glass of endless midnight
Somewhen: super fresh stuff... love it!
Terence Fixmer: excellent !
HUNEE: amazing alessando!!!
Soma Records: Thanks
Massimiliano Pagliara: nice tunes!
Lena Willikens: nice!!! thanks!
Szare: more new old beat! :)
Samot / NX1: Feeling A2 and B2... thanks
Svreca / Semantica: Wonderful, brave and perfectly crafted EP from start to finish. Full support.
J.C.: dope as always from Alessandro!!!
Photonz: Really feeling this. Amazing one.
Marcel Dettmann: Thx
Dark Entries Records: fantastic from start to finish! <3
The Hacker: excellent, aria is my favorite !
Kwartz: Really like the whole EP, I love Alessandro\'s style. Thank you.
REKA: Love 3 and 4. Thanks!!
Orde Meikle: Thanx - great tunes
Donor: This whole thing is excellent!
CEM: looking forward to the lp! b1 is my fav
Raffaele Attanasio: solid stuff as always
Stephanie Sykes: this is cool, thanks!
Norman Nodge: Symmetry' sounds dope, many thanks!
Dimi Angelis: Nice EP! A1 and B2 fav. but I like the a2 and b1 as well.
Arnaud Le Texier: Nice tracks, Thx
Randomer: A2 for me
Alienata (Discos Atónicos): Excited to play this loud!
AnD: elapsed emptiness and aria new beat version are both great
Pfirter: b1 for me, thx!
Juho Kusti: thanks!
Sapphire Slows: Alessandro & Beau collabo is super!
Gunnar Haslam: sounds cool - thanks!
Thomas Hessler: Nice one! Thank you!
Basic Soul Unit: Symmetry, dark and jackin!
Phase Fatale: Sick Alessandro!
Yotam Avni: beautiful record!!!! chi-town vibes are so evident, simply remarkable
Positive Centre: Fantastic EP - Nice arch of tracks. Congratulations
Erika / Ectomorph: A2 & B1 :)
Philipp Strobel: Thanks!
Dave Clarke: Symmetry is very cool
Tensal: nice stuff, thx!
François X: Dope