Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius maintain a dialogue of irregular tempos and off-kilter percussion on their first collaborative record titled Sulla Pelle.
One can burn out quite easily when constantly listening to a stream of new music to curate for this blog. However, it is the rare record that makes me instantly take notice at it’s originality. Sulla Pelle, by Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius is just such an album. Their use of experimental drumming and electronics harkens back to the days of Miles Davis’, ‘On the Corner’ and Stockhausen’s percussion experiments. I would be intrigued to see the results if this duo were paired up with a more mainstream electronic act – such as when Jim O’Rourke took over for production on Stereolab’s ‘Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night,’ and ‘Dots and Loops‘.
The 180g vinyl is printed on high quality 400 gsm matte cover with printed inner sleeves. And the digital download is only $5 USD and some change. You can get both on their bandcamp page. Highly recommended!
via – Marionette Bandcamp
The Making of Sulla Pelle
via – the Wire
London based Italian Valentina Magaletti and Switzerland’s Julian Sartorius recorded their new album Sulla Pelle in the studio of Malcolm Cotto, co-founder of experimental jazz outfit The Heliocentrics. Inspired by the sound of The Heliocentrics and in order to make use of the producer’s 1970s BBC mixing desk, Magaletti had invited Sartorius to work and record with Cotto in London. Magaletti is also a member of Tomaga, Vanishing Twin and UUUU.
On the recordings the duo alternated between a single drum kit and a percussionist’s set–up largely made up the various personal objects Sartorius had brought with him. “My aesthetic now is always patchwork and collage, I’m obsessed with that,” Magaletti told Clive Bell in The Wire 427. “Everyone tends to use the same things, but we want that other dimension. I’ve been playing drums for 20 years now, and this is what I’m aiming for.”
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