Italian modular live act Marco Cassanelli and Deckard return to T.a.Rock Records with a new (5 tracks) release entitled >Splitted<.
Producers Marco Cassanelli and Beppe ‘Deckard’ Massara follow up their previous collaborations on the
label, ‘Opus Sectile’ and ‘Pyramiden’ with an improvisational album titled ‘Splitted’. It is an amalgamation of
sonic elements closely resembling their live performances and is the result of several studio sessions in Trani, Puglia between March and April 2022 at Deckard's Studio.
"SPLITTED", like the entire discography of the duo, is the result of studio live sessions recorded using analog and modular synthesizers. The use of such particular instruments characterizes Marco Cassanelli and Deckard's sound, both in their recordings and live performances.
This analogical and improvisational approach, which is not digitally calculated or planned, gives the recorded tracks the same feeling that they have during modular live sets.
Additionally, the release is part of the lineup for “Programmazione Puglia Sounds 2022”, an initiative that supports and strengthens musical projects coming out of the world-renowned South Italian region.
Armed with analog and modular synthesisers, Marco Cassanelli and Deckard take you on an emotive journey inspired by geometry and symmetry used in all visual arts. Characterised by their dynamic compositions, the five tracks flow as one - incorporating components from one another, remixed according to the artist’s mood.
From the imaginative dreamscapes of bonus track ‘Abandoned Town’ through to the playful synth lines of
‘Rectangle’, the release offers vibrant textures from start to finish. Its trippy, ambient atmospheres display the
pair’s mastery of the instruments they wield and provides another outstanding release for the label.
The soft geometries of SPLITTED become moldable matter, the subject of interpretation and changes of perspective, fluid shapes in a continuous, kaleidoscopic mixing.
The cover art is by Russian artist Elena Romenkova.
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