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Renegade IDM sound designer Datach’i becomes the first person not called Venetian Snares to have his own solo release on Aaron Funk’s Timesig label. Fans of drill ’n bass, breakcore and hyper jittery melodic electronica will be very pleased with the intricacy and variation in this effort.
“After a decade’s absence, spent working in commercial sound design, New York based electronic musician and producer Joseph Fraioli returns to his Datach’i alias for a brand new album entitled ‘System’.
Featuring 16 tracks of beautiful yet unsettling electronic music recorded exclusively on a Eurorack Modular synth, ‘System’ will be released on August 19th via Venetian Snares’ Timesig imprint.
Speaking about the album Fraioli said, “I’ve spent much of the past decade building up my own sound design company, Jafbox Sound, and in recent years have become fascinated by modular synths. I’d been making a series of performance videos, showing how they work and that inspired me to start making music as Datach’i again. I suddenly realized I had a growing collection of tracks that worked together and had something new to say. Aaron heard some of them and encouraged me to start thinking of them in terms of an album and here we are.”
"Joseph's special take on live modular production has had me really excited this past year,” explained Timesig’s Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares). “There were so many great tracks, it was nearly impossible to compile this album. I’m tickled he agreed to release them with Timesig!”