“The Earth was incessantly covered in ice, it’s landscape an immense, frozen desert. Boulders and sand washed to the valley, crushed under the glaciers’ enormous weight, leaving nothing but the hardest rock behind.”
Neunau draws inspiration from natural phenomena, sculpting his indelible and furious expression into materials: a ritual guided only by the rhythm of his own heartbeat.
Composed exclusively of sounds recorded at the ancient forge museum in Bienno, in the middle of one of the largest valleys in the central Alps, Neunau presents an experience that goes beyond simple listening. His tools — water, iron and microphones — are used to transport the listener through time and place. A true voyage through forgotten ritualism and symbolism, these extracts aim to grind contemporary dance music to its barest essentials, making long-lost times ours again.
Neunau is the debut EP from Sergio Maggioni’s Neunau, released by Parachute on 12” vinyl and digital formats on May 27th, 2016.
released May 27, 2016
Written & produced by Sergio Maggioni.
Concept by Sergio Maggioni, Matteo Lavagna, Piero Villa.
Blacksmiths: Devis Dotto, Giancarlo Comensoli, Marino Comensoli, Andrea Bonali, Pietro Vezzoli.
Mixed at Rumore Bianco Studio (Esine, Valle Camonica) by Piero Villa and Sergio Maggioni.
perhaps not so innovative, given Burial's stylistic parameters, these tracks are more like a frolic, made of fragments who are like distant relatives, getting nowhere really, but still being enjoyable in their atmospheric anticipation. This is more so in the case of Nightmarket, which fits what I like to think of as lo-fi trance, as anticipated in a superb track like ashtray wasp, although with a beatless and more orchestral approach in this case. aelena