Boomkat Product Review:
Creepy as f**k dark ambient and slithering rhythms from London’s Roberto Crippa on cult Italian industrial label; Second Sleep. Continuing the pursuit of a charred, abstract electronic muse found on his LPs for Portals Editions and We Can Elude Control, Crippa’s 3rd release masterfully manipulates listeners into a hypnagogic, primordial state of mind thru a process of patiently purposeful dematerialisation.
Sounding like a mulched Mika Vainio work or Shapednoise on quaaludes, Crippa’s ‘Ascent’ either appears to enact a sisyphean struggle or even simply give up at the start, and proceed to circle whatever it was intending to ascend. The results remain low lying and even face down in the murk, melting out into rivulets of gravelly rhythm and muddy texture. But there’s a dark romance in this collapse of the senses, relishing a sensuousness that perhaps only comes after synapses are bombed out from excessive drink and drugz, or whatever takes you there, where thoughts, like Crippa’s music, flow effluent and iridescent, bubbling up strangely pleasant feelings from the dank to intensify your end times wallow.