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Italian duo t.e.s.o. convulse 9 fearsome, crunching electronic sound designs for Andrea Parker’s Aperture, landing squarely between the most oblique D’Arcangelo output, the harsh terrain of Somatic Responses, and the algorithmic asymmetries of Dalglish
“After a period of hibernation, aperture records awakens with a bang and a compelling program in the pipeline. Following their first album released on aperture at the tail end of 2015 'no.3.obliate', the Italian duo t.e.s.o. bring us their second full-length album 'costruzione 04'.
As the title suggests, the album centres around an underlying theme of construction, inspired by radical architecture, brutalism and collages from Superstudio. The concept and title evolved from the nature of the album and the process of building up tracks from a number of separate samples, much like the singular elemental materials used to assemble a structure.
Alongside their music production, the duo have previously created a multimedia installation that investigated the geometric studies of Le Corbusier in parallel to the musical production of Erik Saite and Matteo Castiglioni continues to create impressive audiovisual installations such as the recent 'Freddo Flusso' and 'neon(i)', as well as a collaboration with Danilo Randazzo. t.e.s.o. also continue to perform absorbing live sets of their own inimitable range of musical perspective and vision.
Intense, visual and structured, 'costruzione 04' again showcases t.e.s.o.'s complex, obscure and dominant beats and their oblique and sometimes challenging style.”