Time Elapsing Handheld

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This is the third full-length album by Italian experimental musician and sound artist Emanuele Errante. His debut album Migrations came out in 2007 on Apegenine to great acclaim. Along with Hauschka, Peter Broderick and The Books, Errante remixed his Karaoke Kalk label-mates Dakota Suite for their album The Night Just Keeps Coming In. This stunning album kicks off with the appropriately-titled opening track "Leaving To Nowhere," and immediately, the listener is captivated by the many layers Errante's delicately-interwoven soundscapes. What's fascinating about Emanuele Errante's work is the way he combines acoustic sounds and electronic production methods to great effect. "Made To Give" was written in collaboration with English sound artist Simon Scott who was formerly in Slowdive, and is now one member of Seavault (with Antony Ryan from ISAN) and has also worked with Brian Eno, Machinefabriek, Jasper TX and Nils Frahm, amongst others. Errante walks a fine line between an organic, analog timbre on one hand and the modern digital world on the other. While the guitar, piano and harp all play a great role, it's never too long before these instantly-recognizable acoustic tones become engulfed by synthesized strings, sampled noise or digital effects. Time Elapsing Handheld plays with our preconceived perception of music and temporality allowing us a refreshingly positive new outlook. The album is illustrated beautifully in Valentina Russo's stunning cover artwork, and with one amazing video for "Dorian's Mirror" already finished by director Mélanie Skriabine plus Errante's collaboration with Italian experimental theater group Acchiappastorie, there is no lack of visual stimulus to accompany the recordings contained within. Time Elapsing Handheld will appeal to anyone interested in serious new music and might be especially interesting for fans of artists such as Arvo Pärt, Marsen Jules or Deaf Center. This is definitely ideal music for contemplation while listening from the comfortable solitude of headphones. The calm and tranquil atmospheres that Emanuele Errante evokes lend themselves perfectly to sitting back and letting the music sweep you along on a sonic journey.