Barnacles :: One Single Sound (Boring Machines)

A beautifully designed and colorful ambient minimalist album which reveals an interesting electronic ballet for dreamy-like pulses and emotionally cinematic sound textures with discreet touches of echoing and processed field recordings.

Matteo Uggeri is one eclectic and multifaceted sound artist mostly known for his collaborative works as well as for being a key member of the post-rock chamber ensemble Sparkle in Grey. Always in search of new experimentations in the field of electronic music, Matteo is back to the audience with a complete new project called Barnacles, exploring new musical territories. Contrary to some of his past collaborative works which present resolutely intellectual drone ambiences, as well as his more punchy groovy-esque electronics under the moniker of Sparkle in Grey, this project admits a clear interest for nebulous, hypnotic and catchy ambient textures.

This first full length release is a beautifully designed and colorful ambient minimalist album which reveals an interesting electronic ballet for dreamy-like pulses and emotionally cinematic sound textures with discreet touches of echoing and processed field recordings. Compositions start as calm, floating soundscapes or sonic wallpapers to progressively reach a sort of psych-out maelstrom with dense layers and obsessional / gravitational rhythms.

The album presents a quite homogenous orchestration with one thematic continuity. One Single Sound is an inspiring, intriguing and dynamic electronic musical experience that will ravish a plurality of listeners, from conceptual avant-garde to ambient dreaminess as well as post-techno / IDM. The missing link between the stable, hypnotic and “pulse music” of Wolfgang Voidt’s GAS, the kraut-ish minimalism of Cluster and post-modern “mood music.”

One Single Sound is available on Boring Machines.

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