aperture records has always been about discovering new artists and bringing them to the forefront and Italy is well-renowned for its electronic music, both former and current. So, from one Italian duo (t.e.s.o.) to another… introducing Diaster.
Diaster aka Teo & G grew up in Treviso, listening to the most experimental music they could find in their small rural city near Venice.
With Matteo inspired by metal and musique concrete and Gianluca a researcher of old electronic/instrumental music, they decided to experiment with their various experiences in house, techno and drum n bass, inserting strata of industry and noise into their material. After ‘Enchantments’, a debut EP on DVNTT which deserves more recognition and an accomplished follow up on Subsist records; ‘Final Beginner’, aperture records brings you their latest contribution; ‘Clustered Non Symmetry’.
On first acquaintance, this 8 track album appears on the minimal spectrum; monolithic and indivisible. Tension builds slowly and influences, mostly of a similar vintage, come through. Arrhythmic incursions of stark and contorted electronics conjure up a hesitant, stealthily-undermined delineative framework.
The mallet percussionist and improviser's solo debut is flush with nostalgic melodies and stirring dissonances—a rich, experimental universe well worth exploring. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 15, 2021