Published Sep 30, 2015Seattle's Further Records imprint is at the top of the heap when it comes to the weird electronic vibe emanating from a handful of uncanny centres of creativity scattered across the globe. UK madmen Wanda Group and Ekoplekz are represented on the roster, as is Belgium's Hans Dens (aka Innercity). Italian dream warrior Donato Dozzy released his epic double album K for the label back in 2010, and is only now — after a few releases for the Spectrum Spools label — dropping his sophomore Further effort.
On The Loud Silence, the producer ruminates on the sonic possibilities of the jaw harp in an attempt to harmonize the instrument's peculiar timbres with the electronic club music he's been immersed in over the past decade or so. This is mesmerizing music, truly psychedelic and very organic — the product of human hands, teeth, lips and breath. The resonant qualities of the harp itself have been expanded upon via Dozzy's electronic techniques, yet the unique thrumming of the metallic instrument is pushed forward on each of the album's eight tracks. Just as with the recently released Sintetizzatrice, on which Dozzy worked solely with the voice of Anna Caragnano, The Loud Silence finds the producer showcasing his boundless creativity while working within a self-imposed, limited framework. Once again, he's come out successful. (Further)