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Saele Valese - IVIC [Vinyl]


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Genre: Electronic/Experimental/Drone/Ambient/Techno
Format: 2LP
Catalogue No.: N0012
EAN: 5057805569237
Release Date: 5th February 2021

NOTON signs Italian-born, Bern-based sound-artist and producer Saele Valese.

In ‘IVIC’, his debut LP, Saele Valese, distills hauntological noise, droning tonal experiments and minimalist rhythms into a series of electro-acoustic-wave ventures written overfive years in Berlin, Saas-Fee and Thun.

Drawing influences from the psychoacoustic properties ofthe live album format, IVIC’s 11 tracks were mixed andrecorded live on DAT cassettes and through DAWexperimentation, without the possibility to revise the finalrecordings. Valese adopted this approach to conceptually propose reconciliations between the irreversibility of the past, and acceptance of its residuals in the present. The track titles themselves follow this pathos, citing the works of the American photographer Francesca Woodman and the poet Sylvia Plath.

The inclusion of passages incorporating live sonics and throes of industrialisms, contributes to the images of gravity, intimacy and spatiality that the music presented here invokes.In keeping with this imagery, the music possesses adilated, shuffling rhythmic base, much like the firm traversal of a tanker against a storm of jangling components, and still moments of gloomy sonics alternating with more ravenous upheavals of power electronics.

If the track divisions do not pass by unheeded, they are consistently assembled to sonically accompaign
the emotional charges and momentum of an imaginary cinematic experience; the beats caves in for instants of relief, only to recoil in a cognated tempo but rearranged structurally. In another gesture of cogitated stride, the portentous waves of the record progressively rage into a turmoil in its third quarter during 'Horse The Color Of Rust'. The album reaches its closure fluctuating through microtonal oscillations to slowly eclipse into silence.

´In Your Rosary and ́ You Cannot See Me From ́ Where I Look At Myself were previously released ́
on vinyl via Saele Valese’s own imprint, JSMË.

The track ‘You Cannot See Me From Where I Look At Myself’ 4 - is dedicated to the memory of Marco

Artwork designed by Carsten Nicolai. Mastering by Matt Colton (Metropolis Studios, London).

* Tracklist 2LP: 
1 - A1 - In Your Rosary 1
2 - A2 - In Your Rosary 2
3 - B1 - You Cannot See Me From Where I Look At Myself 1
4 - B2 - You Cannot See Me From Where I Look At Myself 2
5 - B3 - You Cannot See Me From Where I Look At Myself 3
6 - B4 - You Cannot See Me From Where I Look At Myself 4
7 - C1 - Horse The Color Of Rust 1
8 - C2 - Horse The Color Of Rust 2
9 - C3 - Horse The Color Of Rust 3
10 - D1 - Horse The Color Of Rust 4
11 - D2 - Kept In The Night By The Light Of The Moon

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