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ARTIST
TITLE
Zimni Kral
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SMLL 001LP SMLL 001LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/7/2018

London-based label SM-LL presents its second 12" LP release, Zimní Král, from Italian artist Andrea Taeggi. Taeggi works in Berlin as a composer, live performer and electronic music producer. Besides his solo practice under his own name or under the moniker Gondwana, he is also a part of the long-standing electroacoustic project Lumisokea. His music has been released on vinyl and dubplate on labels Opal Tapes, Type, and Präsens Editionen. The music on this record was made using a vast array of rare analog machines Taeggi had the chance to work on at the Willem-Twee synthesis studio in Holland (built with the iconic Studio di Fonologia RAI as a blueprint). Most of the percussive sounds come from an analog computer, which has been rarely used as a music instrument as its main purpose was flight simulation. In fact, during the Cold War times it was also used as a measurement tool by civil engineers and even by the army. At present, no one has ever officially released music recorded at the Willem-Twee synthesis studio. The music on this record further explores cyclical, minimal and hypnotic concoctions, a particular investigation focused on unusual rhythms that Taeggi had already started on his well-received Mama Matrix Most Mysterious, (TYPE 126LP, 2015). Think walls of sub frequencies, snappy rollercoasters of the mind, labyrinths in hyperspace, and snakes eating their own tails.