Recorded at Nachtdigital in Olganitz, Germany , 08/2015
Words by RBMA Radio
Immerse yourself in the subliminal drones and fever-dream ambience of Donato Dozzy collaborator Neel. Live at Nachtdigital 2015.
For most electronic music aficionados, Neel is a name that first surfaced in 2011, when the Italian producer debuted the Voices Of The Lake project alongside production partner Donato Dozzy. In the years that followed, the Roman duo has made a splash with its cinematic, long-form techno, most notably on its self-titled 2012 debut LP and a handful of EPs for labels like Prologue, Concrete, and The Bunker New York. That being said, Neel, aka Guiseppe Tillieci, didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. Prior to Voices From The Lake, he had worked as a mastering engineer, and over the years has spruced up efforts from Dozzy, Dasha Rush, Marco Shuttle, Dorisburg, Cio D’Or, Terrence Fixmer, Mike Parker, Cassegrain, Abdulla Rashim, Varg, and others too numerous to list. In 2014, he also stepped out on his own as a producer, issuing the Mars-themed album Phobos via the Spectrum Spools label. Untethered to techno’s structural requirements, his solo work finds Tillieci exploring abstract beat patterns, ambient textures, and otherworldly, dream-like moods. For Neel, sonic exploration is a worthy pursuit in its own right, and his mastery of sound only makes his surreal journeys all the more captivating.