Alessandro Adriani - Enter The Fire (Sealed) on Stroboscopic Artefacts

Alessandro Adriani - Enter The Fire (Sealed)

Stroboscopic Artefacts [DE] | SA 031 - Jan. 31, 2019

Vinyl || Techno

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It was probably only a matter of time until eclectic producer and Mannequin label founder Alessandro Adriani would join up with Stroboscopic Artefacts, since both are heavily invested in taking electronic music listeners outside of their comfort zone and into a world of unpredictable outcomes. Adriani’s debut EP for the label, Enter the Fire, is the first evidence of a new mutation in the Stroboscopic DNA, as can be seen by a shift in Ignazio Mortellaro’s design work for the label (it is in keeping with the previous horticultural theme of the records, but now features directly scanned objects - in this case a single leaf features on the cover). Adriani’s work has appeared at a time when, even as electronic music continues to expand into all kinds of new territories, many still associate its signature sounds (analog synthesis, quantized percussion etc.) exclusively with the time in which they first began to make a significant cultural impact. Fortunately, innovators like Adriani ignore this belief that sounds must remain harnessed to a specific point in human history: his attitude towards music making is that the changing circumstances of our environments always have the potential to put a fresh spin on the sounds associated with a previous time and place. In other words, he does not cater to any conceptions of “retro” or dreams of future past. His curriculum vitae as a producer, event organizer, and label owner all comes back to this ethos of getting beyond the “museum exhibit” mentality to music and keeping it vital in the here and now. The music on Enter the Fire will not disappoint fans of the hard-edged, aerodynamic style that Adriani has perfected over the years: his skillful distillation of the most impactful elements from genres like EBM, acid, darkwave and industrial is on display the moment that the needle lands upon the grooves of the opening track “He Who Harnesses The Souls”. The track’s cycling sense of urgency builds as one hectic sequence is screened on top of the other, with the topmost layer providing a gorgeous melodic sheen to it all. This is followed up with “Rituals (707 EBM Version)” a tense martial stomp designed around a classically effective sequence of 16th notes and brusing kick drum. As these elements intensify the feeling of inhuman discipline through a series of flanging and filtering techniques, chilly phantom noises hint at a state of profound mental and physical exhaustion. The B-side shows that music with sheer bionic strength it isn’t the only card Adriani has to play, either within his repertoire as a whole or on this single slab of vinyl. It kicks off with a (relatively speaking!) more contemplative version of “Rituals,” a deviously designed mirage of shifting audio sands in which many different elements (i.e. some hesitant guitar figures, wordless vocalizations) come into view but remain tantalizingly out of reach. The program’s conclusion, “Astronomy”, evokes something more like the cultivated patience of a private investigator on a stakeout (one who is, of course, equipped with all necessary means of technological surveillance). Continuous high-frequency tones, magnified sections of surface noise, and a multitude of other encoded signals all descend on the listener and like a sort of dub music for the ‘peak information’ age.


On Dec 5th we will host the EP on Beatport / Be-at.tv’s First Spin feature.

News
XLR8R: https://www.residentadvisor.net/tracks/875027
Clubbing Spain: http://www.clubbingspain.com/mp3/2017/alessandro-adriani-he-who-harnesses-the-soul.html
The Beat (Colombia): http://thebeatcom.com/stroboscopic-artefacts-sigue-marcando-caminos
Okkana (Australia): http://okkana.com/2017/09/stroboscopic-artefacts-announces-alessandro-adriani-ep/

Chart on Technique Japan: http://www.technique.co.jp/djchart/1071.html

Interview on Noisey Mexico: https://noisey.vice.com/es_mx/article/kz37py/thump-co-entrevista-alessandro-adriani-mannequin-records-2017

Premier of 'Rituals (707 EBM Version)' on Red Bull Radio: https://soundcloud.com/redbullmusicacademy/alessandro-adriani-rituals-707-ebm-version-first-floor-premiere
Reposted on RA New Tracks: https://www.residentadvisor.net/tracks/879285

Premier of ‘He Who Harnesses the Souls’ TRAX Magazine (France): https://soundcloud.com/trax-magazine/premiere-alessandro-adriani-he-who-harnesses-the-souls-1
Reposted on RA New Tracks: https://www.xlr8r.com/news/2017/09/stroboscopic-artefacts-to-release-alessandro-adriani-ep/

DJs

Mumdance
Love this, EBM version my fav.

Sciahri
dope release, thanks!

Ontal
Thank you! Great release!

Phase Fatale
Awesome Alessandro!!

Dj Fra / Nitsa Club, Kompakt, Primavera Sound
EXCELLENT!

Donor
This is excellent! A lot of different sounding stuff on here but will play all. Thanks.

Teste/ O/H / Huren
Alessandro can do no wrong!

Rrose
b side sounding good…

BNJMN
really good stuff, especially A2. thanks!

Etapp Kyle
Thanks

Killawatt
B-side is killer!

Ilario Alicante
Downloading for Ilario Alicante, thanks for the music!

Oliver Ho - Broken English Club
love these tracks! totally my thing! will play

Terence Fixmer
EBM version , of course ;-)

Samot/NX1
Great EP... I will try inthe next shows

Surit / NX1
Super.

Declan Cosgrove / CSGRV / Superstition
Digging A1

AnD
We like Rituals 707 EBM Version thanx

Liam/ Clouds
Savage!

Dimi Angelis
YES YES YES

Marcel Dettmann
Thx.

Rebekah
the rituals 808 mix is really nice

Karl Meier (Talker)
I like the spaciousness of the \'808 Version\' of \'Rituals\' & \'Astronomy\' on this - thanks for sending!

Max Durante
space

Aurora Halal
Nasty

Dustin Zahn
Great record! Its really nice to see AA on Strobo!

Adriana Lopez
B2 and A2. Thanks!

Lena Willikens
Cool!

Dadub / Inner8
well produced EP but not really my cup of tea

Cosmin TRG
Fantastic, thank you!

Dave Miller (Abstract Division)
Full support!

J.C.
Dope EP! will play the 707 version!!

Luke Slater
great!

Kristian / Ame
thanks

Svreca / Semantica
Excellent 12\". Full support.

Jonas Kopp
Great one ! thanks.

Aubrey
wow! this is so cool.. Love it!

Francois X
Epic music Dope

Arnaud Le Texier
Great music. I will play some for sure. Thx

CEM
Great EP thanks!

Henning Baer
SICK.

Matrixxman
genius

Regal
Nice ep, thx!

IORI
Very nice!!!!

Mary Velo
thanks!

Architectural
A1 and A3 my fav! nice ep thanks!

Edit Select
He who harnesses the soul is excellent thanks for this ;)

Jeff Rushin
Cool stuff

Jeff Derringer/Soma/Oktave
Sounds very nice!

Stephanie Sykes
B2 Astronomy!!

Pearson Sound
Thanks!

Denise Rabe
A1 for me. Thank you!

Truncate
A3 & B2! Thanks!

Samuli Kemppi
Astronomy is a killer! Thank you.

Serena Butler
Real love for this

Chris Stanford
Really diggin the A1, will play.

Raffaele Attanasio
Lovely!

Cassegrain
This is very cool, liking A1 and A3 808 version and Astronomy is especially nice. Thanks!