Boomkat Product Review:
The Mediterranean migrant crisis serves stark inspiration for this 4-track 12” of slow but persistent monotone techno pulses and drones by Italy’s Wang Inc.
Working around the tempo and patterns of Italy’s famous Afro-Cosmic disco sound, but in context of a whole other meaning, ‘Meditteraneo’ ploughs four glum, depressed grooves that mirror the determined march of worn-out souls across inhospitable ground.
“Starting from the assumption that polyrhythmic music is a political statement, Wang inc. developed this 12” focusing on the stories of the past years tacking place in the central Mediterranean Sea. Stories of hope and despair, often tragic by the will of powerful and egoistic people.
Each track describes a fase of the crossing of the Sicilian channel: Fuga is the escape from the Libyan prisons, Gommone is the crossing on an inflatable raft that often finds a tragic epilogue, Approdo is the battle between humanitarian aids and governments to find a place of safe, Abbraccio is the tragic history of mother and son found at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea still hugging each other.
It’s harsh techno, slow, with vivid images, lot’s of tension and bleak atmospheres. All titles are in Italian because this story is part of the history of Italy.”