Boomkat Product Review:
**Gorgeous, intricate suite of microscopic, textural dub electronics and bass pulses sounding somewhere between Alva Noto, Pole and Bernard Parmegiani** Italian electro-acoustic maestros Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti, aka Bellows, serve an engrossing, labyrinthine LP of freeform concrète dub on our occasional Boomkat Editions label. 'Rustl' is Bellows' 4th album following a critically acclaimed trio of LP's released since 2007 for Entr'acte, Planam and Kning Disc, and also follows our last release by another Milanese artist, Lorenzo Senni, which was coincidentally also mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. In a slight change from their usual working method, 'Rustl' represents a nimbly frayed sound much closer to what they do in a live environment. Using a few cassette players with tape loops animated by a couple of effects and recorded direct to two-track tape with no overdubs or mixing, they improvise ten viscous, amorphous plays framed by deep, bubbling subs, skittish percussions and wheezing ferric abstractions with the most uncanny grasp of dub space. We've lived with 'Rustl' for a few months now and are still surprised by way their haptic small sounds reveal tiny new sleights and discordant quarks with every listen, offering something more akin to a petri dish of live, kinetic cultures than the more fixed forms of their previous slabs. It's become a real late night favourite around these parts, and we're very pleased to release it into the stream. If you’re into the first couple of Pole albums, or indeed the work of Alva Noto and Raster Noton at their prime, we encourage you to check this out.