The syncopated percussive breaks, acidic tones, busted rhythms, tweaked synth-distortions and overall flare for oblique maneuvers further exemplifies Velapene Screen’s honed skill-set.
[Release page] Velapene Screen (aka Chris Ghiraldi) has been in creative mode for the past decade (plus or minus a few years). Having developed a glitch-laden propulsion with labels like Frozen Empire Media and Co.Ad Audio not to mention his Laptop Battle victories (Philly—2004 and New York City—2006), he now finds a home with the UK’s The Centrifuge Label & Agency.
On the verge of a new exploratory kick-start, Velapene Screen ignites the grit and funk of electro infested basslines with a certain Exillon / Eight Frozen Modules cadence. The syncopated percussive breaks, acidic tones, busted rhythms, tweaked synth-distortions and overall flare for oblique maneuvers further exemplifies Velapene Screen’s honed skill-set. Examined carefully, you’ll be hard pressed not to find erratic rhythms tumbling within a multifaceted scope of work pulling from a plethora of genres. Drum’n bass flashes against compressed bleeps but it’s not all fun and games for this talented audio-visual artist. A serious amount of complexity has gone into this album, something that can’t be ignored. Pushing forth elements of Karsten Pflum’s (recent) beatwork details, What if they can’t trust you? encompasses more than intelligent dance music in its maximized duration. Echoing high fidelity experimental-electro dub, Velapene Screen exhibits finesse as he manipulates sound machines leaving little room to breath. With remix support from some heavyweights including Meat Beat Manifesto, Duran Duran Duran, Sense and Kero, Velapene Screen has sculpted a solid piece of work balancing analog-to-digital tectonics that is sure to keep dancefloors (as well as headphones) in a constant state of flux.