Sub-bass undulations and dub collages skitter compellingly over a Musique Concrete backdrop on this album from Bellows. Pole and Alva Noto are touch points here, but Rustl have their own particular mastery over space and time. This is their fourth full-length and is on the in-house Boomkat Editions imprint. 300 copies pressed on clear vinyl.
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Clear vinyl LP on Boomkat Editions. Numbered edition of 300 copies. aka Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti.
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‘Rustl’ is the fourth album from Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti’s Bellow’s project, following album’s for Planam, Kning Disc and Ent’racte. Like all decent acousmatic music I’ve really no idea what the sound sources are here. Initially I thought some musique concrète techniques with computer manipulation were being employed but turns out that across the LP’s 10 tracks the duo improvised using cassette players/ tape loops and some effects. It’s the effects that really give the LP it’s overall atmosphere -- with plenty of reverb and delay giving the sounds a late night dreamy dubbed out feel.
At one point I thought it sounded like someone wandering around a clock factory with a dictaphone stuffed into his underpants. The next minute I was with a load of pubes being gurgled down a plughole while a tiny Augustus Pablo was stuck in the pipes playing his melodica through his iPad.
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