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Paul Purgas' We can Elude Control illuminate the frightening electronic practice of London-based Italian artist, Roberto Crippa on his debut album. 'Reverse' intersects elements of electro-acoustic composition, concrète production techniques and improvised noise with a steady hand employing a range of sources - wood, metal, drum skin and amplified concrete - in eight suspended structures. There are striking parallels to be drawn between Crippa's amorphous shapes and the output of Paul Purgas' Emptyset with James Ginzburg, especially in the mechanical lurch of 'Vector', the bruising bass detonations of 'Helix' and the bloodied ooze of 'Order', but Crippa's music also tends to a darker sense of industrial romance perhaps passed down from the Italian pioneers and cinematic soundtracks, most notably with the arcane opener 'Reflection' and the pealing harmonics of 'Matter'. We look forward to hearing where he takes this project next.