"Giuseppe Ielasi and Giovanni Civitenga get it so right with Rain Text 1; spiralling a quartet of wickedly off-centre minimal techno trax that sound something like Beatrice Dillon jamming with Thomas Brinkmann."
"The compositional detail of 1 comes as no surprise. It's full of precisely arranged sonic minutiae [...] You might not hear any of 1's tracks in a club anytime soon, but it'd be a psychedelic twist if you did."
Rain Text is a new project by Giovanni Civitenga and Giuseppe Ielasi.
This 4-track ep is the first in a series of records produced using each time a different and fairly limited bank of sounds.
Giuseppe Ielasi grew up in the south of Italy and now resides in the outskirts of Milano. He mostly plays solo, but also in Bellows (with Nicola Ratti) and in duos with Enrico Malatesta, Kassel Jaeger, Andrew Pekler. He has released (short) records on 12k, Entr'acte, Senufo Editions, Dekorder, Error Broadcast and other labels and also produces music under the "Inventing Masks" moniker.
Giovanni Civitenga is a producer from Rome, currently living and working in Berlin. He has released albums under different monikers on various labels including Brainfeeder and Huntleys + Palmers. In 2014 he started S K Y A P N E A, a label and series of broadcasts on NTS Radio.
released September 9, 2016
Mastering: Giuseppe Ielasi.
Artwork: Giovanni Civitenga.