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Mantenna (Donato Dozzy & Stefano Di Trapani) // The Black Sphere Tape

Mantenna (Donato Dozzy & Stefano Di Trapani) // The Black Sphere Tape

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This is a collaborative cassette that Italian techno artists Donato Dozzy and Stefano Di Trapani independently released in September 2023, limited to 9 copies.

Contains an approximately 1-hour improvised drone/techno session held at Klang, an experimental box in Rome, Italy.Out of print.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

"Donato Dozzy and Stefano Di Trapani are both experienced improvisers, and Mantena was conceived as a kind of laboratory for improvisational studio and live electronic performances. The Black Sphere was created by the Roman Klang was recorded inNot only did Dozzy and Di Trapani have to perform without any previously recorded and practiced elements, but they also had to perform with equipment they had never used before.Layering a noisy oscillator drone over a tripped-out texture, it doesn't use drums, but doesn't completely ignore rhythm.Like jazz players, they play each other's notes, creating a sense of spaciousness and, when necessary, reducing it to near-silence.The tones undulate like waves, slowly becoming a harsh noise and then dissipating into a pulsing, abstract sound. More than just a love letter to the Berlin School of the '70s, it's a celebration of analog synthesis, playing with the physical sound of oscillators and cavernous echoes.
Flip's "Hiranyagarbha," in which the duo programmed the rhythm using a drum machine, begins with a pounding, bass-heavy kick drum and cuts through a haze of analog screams, echoing the likes of Mika Vainio and Empty Set. It transforms into a distorted electroid heartbeat that doesn't even look like it.The duo eventually gravitate back to corrosive, circuit-bending acid sessions, peaking with whamming step kicks like classic Plastic Man through a broken pedalboard, or classic Dozzy. . "

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Description by Boomkat:

"Dozzy and Di Trapani are both experienced improvisors, and Mantenna was conceived as a sort of laboratory for impromptu studio and live electronic performance, using the location and its limitations to inspire and guide their work. 'The Black Sphere' was recorded at Klang in Rome, where Dozzy and Di Trapani not only had to perform with no pre-recorded or practiced elements, but also do so with gear they had never used before - always a chance for failure, always an opportunity for opening up creative wormholes. The side -long title track finds Dozzy and Di Trapani deep in the kosmische vortex, drawing on early Cluster by layering noisy oscillator drones into tripped-out textures, eschewing drums but not ignoring rhythm entirely. Playing off each other, the duo work like jazz players, allowing the sound to expand and then dip to near silence when necessary. Tones undulate like waves, slowly building into rough, ragged noise before dispersing into pulsing abstraction. It's not just a love letter to the '70s Berlin school, but a celebration of analog synthesis, toying with the physical sound of oscillators and cavernous echoes.
On the flip, 'Hiranyagarbha' finds the duo programming rhythms using an arsenal of drum machines, opening with a pounding, bass-heavy kickdrum that cuts through a fog of analog screams before taking center stage, morphing into a distorted, electroid throb that's not a million miles from Mika Vainio or Emptyset. The duo eventually pull back into a corrosive , circuit-bent acid session that peaks with a womping, stepped kick like some classic Plastikman fed through a broken pedal board, or just classic Dozzy, if you like."

Artist : Mantenna (Donato Dozzy & Stefano Di Trapani)

Label: Mantenna

This is a collaborative cassette that Italian techno artists Donato Dozzy and Stefano Di Trapani independently released in September 2023, limited to 9 copies.

Contains an approximately 1-hour improvised drone/techno session held at Klang, an experimental box in Rome, Italy.Out of print.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

"Donato Dozzy and Stefano Di Trapani are both experienced improvisers, and Mantena was conceived as a kind of laboratory for improvisational studio and live electronic performances. The Black Sphere was created by the Roman Klang was recorded inNot only did Dozzy and Di Trapani have to perform without any previously recorded and practiced elements, but they also had to perform with equipment they had never used before.Layering a noisy oscillator drone over a tripped-out texture, it doesn't use drums, but doesn't completely ignore rhythm.Like jazz players, they play each other's notes, creating a sense of spaciousness and, when necessary, reducing it to near-silence.The tones undulate like waves, slowly becoming a harsh noise and then dissipating into a pulsing, abstract sound. More than just a love letter to the Berlin School of the '70s, it's a celebration of analog synthesis, playing with the physical sound of oscillators and cavernous echoes.
Flip's "Hiranyagarbha," in which the duo programmed the rhythm using a drum machine, begins with a pounding, bass-heavy kick drum and cuts through a haze of analog screams, echoing the likes of Mika Vainio and Empty Set. It transforms into a distorted electroid heartbeat that doesn't even look like it.The duo eventually gravitate back to corrosive, circuit-bending acid sessions, peaking with whamming step kicks like classic Plastic Man through a broken pedalboard, or classic Dozzy. . "

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Ask us for digital files.

Description by Boomkat:

"Dozzy and Di Trapani are both experienced improvisors, and Mantenna was conceived as a sort of laboratory for impromptu studio and live electronic performance, using the location and its limitations to inspire and guide their work. 'The Black Sphere' was recorded at Klang in Rome, where Dozzy and Di Trapani not only had to perform with no pre-recorded or practiced elements, but also do so with gear they had never used before - always a chance for failure, always an opportunity for opening up creative wormholes. The side -long title track finds Dozzy and Di Trapani deep in the kosmische vortex, drawing on early Cluster by layering noisy oscillator drones into tripped-out textures, eschewing drums but not ignoring rhythm entirely. Playing off each other, the duo work like jazz players, allowing the sound to expand and then dip to near silence when necessary. Tones undulate like waves, slowly building into rough, ragged noise before dispersing into pulsing abstraction. It's not just a love letter to the '70s Berlin school, but a celebration of analog synthesis, toying with the physical sound of oscillators and cavernous echoes.
On the flip, 'Hiranyagarbha' finds the duo programming rhythms using an arsenal of drum machines, opening with a pounding, bass-heavy kickdrum that cuts through a fog of analog screams before taking center stage, morphing into a distorted, electroid throb that's not a million miles from Mika Vainio or Emptyset. The duo eventually pull back into a corrosive , circuit-bent acid session that peaks with a womping, stepped kick like some classic Plastikman fed through a broken pedal board, or just classic Dozzy, if you like."

Artist : Mantenna (Donato Dozzy & Stefano Di Trapani)

Label: Mantenna