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XSTUDIO TIMEX - WORKIN ON 1st FULL LP ALBUM
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10/05 - Plano B, Porto
30/03 - C2C, Istanbul
9/03 - Siroco, Madrid
1/03 - Le Bourg, Lausanne CH
15/02 - Koffie5Euro, Rotterdam NL
14/02 - SMAK, Ghent
13/02 - OCCII, Amsterdam NL
9/02 - House Of Mixed Emotions, Zurich, CH
25/11 - Plastic, Milan IT
11/01 - Astoria, Turin IT
21/09 - Festival of Endless Gratitude - Copenhagen, DK
28/10 - KRSVC Gallery - Malmo, Sweden
6/12 - BOUMSHEIKHALAIKHAKA @ Club Couture w/ PALMISTRY, FELICITA, FLEXXLEE, ANA CAPRIX - London, UK
13/12 - Dal Verme - Roma
15/12 - TBA - Napoli
ALBUM OF THE WEEK on Boomkat!
New from the amazing Hundebiss label that gave us those James Ferraro and Hype Williams VHS tapes comes this killer one-sided pressing that really sounds like nothing else out there. Stargate is the handle for one Lorenzo Senni, and he makes a kind of shimmering, sludged and epic hybrid that sounds somewhere between Hype Williams, a narcotic variant of AraabMuzik and slowed down, inverted Trance. Lorenzo falls in line with the subversive aesthetics of James Ferraro and Dracula Lewis as well and starts off more or less where Daniel 'Oneohtrix' Lopatin left his KGB Man alias with Ian Van Dahl's 'Castles In The Sky', "...something in between pre-sleep Tetris Effect and Trance music in slowmotion: gated soft synth arpeggios smoothly modulate towards brutal supersawed patterns, disintegrating into ecstatic vocals." First cut 'Born 2 Love' goes deeep, locking us below slow, shallow waves of arpeggio, Eddy Current's wailing axe and an emo G-beat, while 'Dawn Of The Cryogenics' gradually calibrates noise scrawl with submerged yacht bliss dynamics, leaving 'Driving Hyperreality' on a spiralling ascension to new levels of R&B melancholy. So good...