Boomkat Product Review:
Curiously fractal IDM electronics from Italy’s Wesqk Coast, riddled with melody and studded with left of centre club numbers such as the mutant Finn-like soul of ‘Advice’ and the fluttering pirouettes of ‘Cingiz’
“Created through large interactions between heavily processed acoustic gear and electronic devices, Clava (Italian for club, mallet) delivers a range of emotions simultaneously tender and villainous.
Fragmented vocals, pointillist hints, abstract strumming, cascading percussion and pop mutations unfold within this eight tracker conceived as a personal take on alienation and vulnerability.
Wesqk ́s isolationist studio sessions escalated into a fiercely primal approach, leading the producer to the concept of an archaeofuturistic resistance in which subversion, provocation and irony function as tools for pricking small but palpable pinholes into the bias of rules, signs and symbols of musical genre so as to set up a possible—inclusive; yet un-named—sonic space.
Based on mental techniques, such as lucid dreams, semiotic squares, zen practices, sound manipulation, and a surgical use of language, the process of creation was freestyle, led by meditation and music therapy.
“...from a position of powerlessness, it is through the enforcement of mind as a clava that archaeofuture resistance is supposed to function as a practice against convenction and domestication... a low intensity exorcism for millenary hauntings”