Boomkat Product Review:
Giuseppe Ielasi and Giovanni Civitenga get it so right with Rain Text 1; spiralling a quartet of wickedly off-centre minimal techno trax that sound something like Beatrice Dillon jamming with Thomas Brinkmann.
Milan’s Ielasi you should know for his surgical solo work and as part of the excellent Bellows duo, whilst Rome’s Civitenga has built his name on a series of unique grooves favoured by everyone from Rustie to Brainfeeder, who issued his digital album, Stereo Typing as My Dry Wet Mess.
Credentials firmly in place, the duo work at a confluence of minimal techno and electro-acoustic disciplines here, navigating the finest line between lop-sided yet buoyant rhythms and spaciously diffused electronics with a distinctively unique sense of sound design.
They make a smart virtue of being detectably present within the mix, yet also outside of it, smudging distinctions between who, or what, is doing what, and where they’re doing it. But when it comes to why, well that’s simple; it’s to make you dance, trip-out, pay attention to what’s going on in between the grooves and around them.
You can judge that for yourself. As for ourselves, they got us tied up in knots, craning our necks trying to tell where that sound or this one came from.