Melancholic, Minimalist, Bas Mantel, Mysterious, Dirty & Gloomy Electronic,2014.
The fourth entry in the REV. Lab.
Everything Collapse(d), an album centred around melancholy and desolation; a concept that does not leave much hope, forcing you to look within yourself. A foreign body coming from far away: sidereal matter which about to implode; an object that has reached its limit. And everything collapses, swallowed up by itself.
Everything Collapse(d) is a perfect union of our two sounds: drones, field recordings and processed loops intermingled with disturbed rhythms, melancholy harmonies and piano chimes. A gloomy and dirty electronic sound that turns into an extremely evocative score which is full of pathos. A precise, precious and cosmic album… One Million Parsec From Your Sun.
North-east Italy, late summer 2013: Cristiano Deison and Andrea Gastaldello (aka Mingle) meet online and begin to lay the foundations for what will be their first project together.
Drones, field recordings and processed loops intermingled with disturbed rhythms, melancholy harmonies and piano chimes.
A gloomy and dirty electronic sound that turns into an extremely evocative score which is full of pathos.
In 2013 Bas Mantel began curating and designing the REV. Lab. series in collaboration with Aagoo Records – Alec Dartley.
The sound and tone of the label finds its inspiration in electronic, ambient, experimental, cinematic and abstract sound scapes/compositions.
This series investigates the relation between the graphic translation of the music and its physical output.
“Il vorticoso ruotare di queste note sibilline rappresenta la bellezza sperticata di questo pericolante lavoro”. – (Musica Popolare)
“In the end, everything collapses, but it’s been such a lovely fall”. – (A Closer Listen)
VIDEO TEASER: http://vimeo.com/89691266
1. I’ve Worked Hard All My Life
2. Money Slips Through My Hands
3. My Face In The Mirror Tells Me
4. It’s No Surprise That I’m
5. Pushing The Stone Up The Hill
6. Of Failure
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