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Alessandro Cortini
Volume Massimo

Alessandro Cortini is best known as a key member of Nine Inch Nails, but he is also an active figure in the synthesiser scene. If you want to hear what all those tasty Instagram modular gear videos can do when applied to real composition, check out Volume Massimo, Cortini’s new solo electronic album. Stacks of sonics to enjoy here. Of course, Cortini has previously released a couple of awesome loner synth records for Prurient's Hospital Productions label as well as the heartwrenching, gorgeous Forse trilogy on Important Records. Lest we forget that filthy stonker on Bunker as Slumberman, plus his Sonoio output on Dais, a collaboration with mighty Japanese noise lord Merzbow among many other works.
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Alessandro Cortini
AVANTI

After collaborations with Merzbow and Daniel Avery, Alessandro Cortini (Modwheelmood, Nine Inch Nails) moves to The Point Of Departure for his third solo full length album. AVANTI is Cortini writing the soundtrack to found Super 8 film footage made by his grandfather. Huge walls of synths rise like an orchestra with a retro fuzz, think first album by Blanck Mass meets nostalgia.

Alessandro Cortini & Lawrence English
Immediate Horizon

Lawrence English (who is good at ambient music) and Alessandro Cortini (who is good at being in Nine Inch Nails) join forces to create Immediate Horizon an album that manages to match English's subtlety, with some of the bombast Cortini is known for. They do so by focussing on harmony and texture, their differences emphasising each other. 

SONOIO
Fine

A nine track release from SONOIO called Fine that draws together electronic sounds, synths and powerful vocals.. This one is available on CD, and two different versions of vinyl. The first being a limited edition, translucent green coloured vinyl LP and the other being your good old reliable black vinyl. Released on Dias. 

Alessandro Cortini
SPIE

Alessandro Cortini really honed his synth skills during his lengthy stint with Nine Inch Nails. Now however, he has moved away from the constraints of ‘songs’, following where his so-called ‘Make Noise Shared System modular synthesiser’ takes him. The 2 side-long tracks of SPIE are derived from the same patch, though they spiral off differently. 12” on Make Noise Records.
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Alessandro Cortini
Forse 1


Alessandro Cortini & Masami Akita
Untitled

Masami Akita (King Merzbow himself) and Alessandro Cortini (of Nine Inch Nails) both own an EMS Synthi, and this Untitled release finds them each using the EMS exclusively to produce four sides of seething noisy electronics. The vintage analogue equipment is totally exploited, with vivid results that will interest synth fans and noise fans in equal measure. Double LP on Important Records, presented in a metallic shimmer-print sleeve.

Alessandro Cortini
Risveglio

Good on ya Signore Alessandro Cortini who brings us Risveglio, a moody, lo-fi album of synth and electronic music. The layers of electronica loop and pop and slowly build into something which never feel contrived or bombast, it’s some moody electronica using a basic solo synth to create grainy walls of cinematic pulsating soundscapes. Not dissimilar to Kevin Drumm's work on the same label.  

Alessandro Cortini
Forse 3

Italian musician Alessandro Cortini is perhaps best known for being a member of Nine Inch Nails. The Italian musician completes his Forse trilogy of solo albums with Forse 3. All of the music was composed using a Buchla Music Easel. The instrument appealed to Cortini as it had a limited range and he claims working within such constraints lit his creative fuse. Cortini was used to having every possible piece of equipment at his disposal during his time with Nine Inch Nails, by reigning that in he feels he can be more decisive. Forse is Italian for ‘maybe’, just in case you were wondering.

Alessandro Cortini
Forse 2