|(2xLP gatefold cover) Hot on the heels of his preliminary EP on Stroboscopic Artefacts, 'Embryo', which paved the way to the present album, and two years after the landing of his 2016-released inaugural LP,'Montagne Trasparenti', Mannequin helmsman Alessandro Adriani returns with his highly anticipated full-length debut for SA, 'Morphic Dreams'.
A1. The Tropical Years
A3. Storm Trees
B1. Dissolving Images
B2. Dust Mist Feat. Simon Crab
B3. Casting The Runes
C1. Hors De Combat
C2. Invisible Seekers Feat. Shawn O Sullivan
D1. Things About To Disappear
D2. Make Words Split And Crack
Hot on the heels of his preliminary EP on Stroboscopic Artefacts, ‘Embryo’, which paved the way to the present album, and two years after the landing of his 2016-released inaugural LP, ‘Montagne Trasparenti’, Mannequin helmsman Alessandro Adriani returns with his highly anticipated full-length debut for SA, ‘Morphic Dreams’. Throughout eleven cuts painstakingly executed but lacking not an iota of the fresh, spontaneous oomph that made his sound stand out of the crowd of techno producers to have emerged over the past decade, Adriani lays the foundations to a suspended sound imaginarium, governed by its own rules and principles of gravity.
Revolving around the notions of sublimation and quest for inner balance, ‘Morphic Dreams’ is comprised of four distinct sequences, conceived and designed as reflections of four mental states, each of them linked to the four alchemical elements – i.e. Water, Earth, Air and Fire – here represented by the A, B, C and D-sides. Fluid and enveloping, the A-side bathes the listener in some zero-G uterine vortex, pitching and rolling from the slo-burning exotic sensuality and tribal spell of ‘The Tropical Year’ to the trunk-bending, arpeggiated fast-track pulse of ‘Storm Trees’, through Raindance’s feverish electro swing.
Entering a further abrasive, minerally rich phase, the B-side unleashes Adriani’s dark side with optimum conviction. Deeply anchored in earthly materiality, this new evolution stage starts off to the frantic Italo bass of ‘Dissolving Images’, rushing headlong into a kaleidoscopic maelstrom of fractured reflections and nasty Giallo-like ambience. The delirious body stretch sequence then rather abruptly swerves onto a calmer flux with ‘Dust/Mist’, a much enticingly hip-swaying collaboration with Simon Crab, ex-member of the seminal ’80s UK industrial-experimental band Bourbonese Qualk, before ‘Casting The Runes’ engulfs us into a tormented world of swollen eeriness and disquieting esoterism.
Back to a widescreen showcase of droney distortions, nasty acid swashes and other quirky drum programming, ‘Hors De Combat’ opens a new chapter, shortly followed by the playful bass intricacies and modular jeu-de-piste of ‘Invisible Seekers’, featuring Avian affiliate and longtime friend Shawn O’Sullivan. A further mind-expanding piece, C-side closer ‘Crow’ deploys its blackened wings wide and high as a chaos of martial percussions and liquefying synths slivers crash past the red-hot skyline. A fluttering melodic interlude, ‘Things About To Disappear’ blazes a clean trail for ‘Make Words Split And Crack’ to flourish, slowly but surely blooming into a nonstop grandiose twelve minute-shy finale geared up with the stirring cacophonic force of a Ligetian symphony and something of an epic-scale Kubrickian soundtrack.
early support from
Marcel Dettmann: thx
Newa: Very interesting Album. with a lot of cool tracks. thanks you
Brendon Moeller / Echologist: Sounds cool. Look forward to digging deeper.
Sciahri: amazing album, thanks!
Monoloc: Great work thx
Somewhen: super fresh and atmospheric album!
Svreca / Semantica: Exceptional album from start to finish. Full support.
Cosmo Vitelli: I love the album, especially the cool tracks, like the one with Simon Crab
Etapp Kyle: Thanks!
Borusiade: Nice one ! Thank you!
Orde Meikle: Thanx
ASC: Will download and listen. Thanks
Donor: Great album here. Will play a lot of these. Thanks.
Dax J: great thanks!
Material Object; Cool, thanks!
Developer: very cool album downloading !
Edit Select: Raindance is my choice but really nice old school vibes on this thanks for the musique !
Richie Hawtin: downloaded for r hawtin
Dimi Angelis: dope. this album is great! many favs, especially the deeper tracks
François X: Dope
Oliver Ho / Broken English Club: very synthy and alot of style, i like so much of his work, and this is interestng to see how he explores alot of different ideas
Killawatt: really nice :)
Arnaud Le Texier: Some nice tracks on this album. Thx
Pfirter: beautiful album, thx!
Blush Response: great sounds Alessandro!
Ancient Methods: the man is on fire! excellent work, love the psychedelic textures
Stephanie Sykes: Really beautiful, especially like things about to disappear.
Alex.Do (Dystopian): Thanks!
Terence Fixmer: Really nice LP from Adriano well done in the spirit.
Arcangelo (Macao): appreciated it. diverse yet consistent. hors de combat is my personal highlight.
Tommy Four Seven: Awesome! Full support!
Jensen Inteceptor: AMAZING & ALL CLASS AS ALWAYS FROM DOUBLE-A
Ryuji Takeuchi: Quality! Love the flow of the album!
Jonas Kopp: Great Stuff! thanks
Samuli Kemppi: Excellent! Really liked the previous ep from Adriani, this album is even better. Thank you!
Thomas Hessler: Nice one! Thank you!