Boomkat Product Review:
Donato Dozzy returns to Seattle's Further Records following 'K' (2010) for a 2nd solo LP, this time exploring an instinctive connection to techno and psychedelia via processed mouth harp recordings made at his parents' house in the Italian countryside.
'The Loud Silence' forms a personal investigation of his childhood memories and roots in order to reconnect with the visceral, organic physicality of sound as a trance-inducing medium and source of inspiration, as opposed to a post-human product of grids and microchips.
All considered, the jew's harp - or the 'scacciapensieri' in Italian, which literally means "it kicks thoughts away" - proves a perfect medium for this exploration, requiring an organic, empathic unity of mouth, hands and ears which has been practised communally since ancient times, from 4th century China thru shamanic Amazonian rituals with a trance-inducing intent that resonates with his experience of hypnotic DJ sets in dark clubs.
OK, it's maybe unlikely that you'll hear any of these tracks played in clubs (please feel free to surprise us, tho!) but their effect, and that of the jew's harp is undeniably related to club music; at once alien, yet primally understood by all tribes.