substrato continues its path through the research of sounds from the hidden worlds. the label returns with the first various artist called “submerged worlds”. this release is marked out by the juxtaposition of artists coming from different areas lead together by the exploration of sharpened sounds, contributing to this timeless installment.
substrato records features techno veteran edit select on its most recent release, points of contact. the ep is in line with substrato’s signature sound – stripped down hypnotic percussion with deep ties to techno’s past. at the ep’s outset, edit select layers straightforward loops into complex textures, weaving careening synth lines through skittering hi hats and driving kicks. faction 1.1 brings the composition to a subdued close with warm, thrumming percussion that evokes a propulsive ethereality. at its fourth release, substrato has firmly established itself as a techno label adept at driving techno with psychedelic, shamanistic impulses.
the 2nd release on allessandro stefanio’s substrato, true to the label’s concept, is another musical exploration of both atmospheric heights and geological solidity, with all the emotional resonance and physical impact that such an exploration implies. this new ep from buck, like the substrato debut fluid identity by limo, is a skillful sonic meditation on the natural living environments that we often take for granted: its mix of intense tectonic beats and ambient winds takes us from the archaic mystery of the underground to the rapture of the open skies above.
AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY ON THE EXOPLANET (BUCK REMIX)
12" Vinyl IT30.11.16
newcomer label substrato features dorian gray on its third release. gray, aka moreno mariotti, is an italian-based artist whose music culls from a broad range of influences that rest somewhere between surrealism and sci-fi. this third installation is a canvas of obscure atmospheres and hypnagogic patterns, the textures of which play to the label’s orientation towards the acoustics that embody subterranean and submerged worlds.