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Salvatore Mercatante // Ø 2xLP [COLOR]

Salvatore Mercatante // Ø 2xLP [COLOR]

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This is a 2024-disc record released in January 1 by IDM artist Salvatore Mercatante from New York, USA, on A Strangely Isolated Place, an ambient-IDM label based in LA, in a limited edition of 300 copies.

Contains 10 melancholic glitch IDM to ambient dub techno songs. DL code included. This is a smoky clear record.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more A Strangely Isolated Place releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 2 x 12" transparent white smoke vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Edition of 300. 

tracklist:

  1. OPEN, OPEN 06:40
  2. Old Peels 06:03
  3. Love Of Lies 05:28
  4. A Mask Of Water 04:21
  5. MOON 06:54
  6. Atac 06:21
  7. Narcotics 06:51
  8. How Many Hands 06:03
  9. Coil 06:36
  10. Alt B 04:44

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A Strangely Isolated Place:

"The concept of naught (Ø) has challenged Salvatore Mercatante throughout his musical career, specifically, trying to understand how the idea of ​​'nothing' fits into the realm of sound, and at the same time, exist in a world of influence at every turn . In the absence of everything, are we able to create something truly free?

As a lifelong New York-based musician, Mercatante's influences and productions run a wide spectrum. Just as happy producing 80s-inspired horror soundtracks as he is refining acute drum patterns over and over again, Salvatore is the first to ask himself, where next? When a musician's output can be influenced today by so much, and there is no self-defined or perceived artistic goal in mind, how do you start from a place of nothingness, again and again?

This approach has born many minimal and experimental albums of note in the past, but with Ø, Salvatore ended up with an almost controlled maximalist approach. Beginning with open spaces and allowing sonic textures to live and evolve past where you may expect, Ø allows the space between notes to become equally important as the notes themselves. Walls of noise, soaring soundtracks, dense techno, glittering IDM, and minimal glitch, sit side-by-side to present an all-encompassing palette of sonic possibility.

Often, even without any intent, what can be born from nothing will somehow transpire back to something more recognizable. It's human nature after all. A subtle fingerprint, as a sequence, melody, pattern or drum kick. Whether Salvatore intended for this record to his defining sound or not, only time will tell.
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Artist: Salvatore Mercatante

Label: A Strangely Isolated Place

CAT No.: ASIPV045

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This is a 2024-disc record released in January 1 by IDM artist Salvatore Mercatante from New York, USA, on A Strangely Isolated Place, an ambient-IDM label based in LA, in a limited edition of 300 copies.

Contains 10 melancholic glitch IDM to ambient dub techno songs. DL code included. This is a smoky clear record.

strangely isolated place · Salvatore Mercatante / Ø (ASIPV045) [PREVIEWS]

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more A Strangely Isolated Place releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 2 x 12" transparent white smoke vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Edition of 300. 

tracklist:

  1. OPEN, OPEN 06:40
  2. Old Peels 06:03
  3. Love Of Lies 05:28
  4. A Mask Of Water 04:21
  5. MOON 06:54
  6. Atac 06:21
  7. Narcotics 06:51
  8. How Many Hands 06:03
  9. Coil 06:36
  10. Alt B 04:44

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A Strangely Isolated Place:

"The concept of naught (Ø) has challenged Salvatore Mercatante throughout his musical career, specifically, trying to understand how the idea of ​​'nothing' fits into the realm of sound, and at the same time, exist in a world of influence at every turn . In the absence of everything, are we able to create something truly free?

As a lifelong New York-based musician, Mercatante's influences and productions run a wide spectrum. Just as happy producing 80s-inspired horror soundtracks as he is refining acute drum patterns over and over again, Salvatore is the first to ask himself, where next? When a musician's output can be influenced today by so much, and there is no self-defined or perceived artistic goal in mind, how do you start from a place of nothingness, again and again?

This approach has born many minimal and experimental albums of note in the past, but with Ø, Salvatore ended up with an almost controlled maximalist approach. Beginning with open spaces and allowing sonic textures to live and evolve past where you may expect, Ø allows the space between notes to become equally important as the notes themselves. Walls of noise, soaring soundtracks, dense techno, glittering IDM, and minimal glitch, sit side-by-side to present an all-encompassing palette of sonic possibility.

Often, even without any intent, what can be born from nothing will somehow transpire back to something more recognizable. It's human nature after all. A subtle fingerprint, as a sequence, melody, pattern or drum kick. Whether Salvatore intended for this record to his defining sound or not, only time will tell.
"

Artist: Salvatore Mercatante

Label: A Strangely Isolated Place

CAT No.: ASIPV045