More than two decades ago a Roman metal/hardcore outfit named Concrete began its course, which led the band – with just a handful of records yet through hundreds of shows in the whole European continent – to become one of the most important, seminal acts in the Italian punk/hardcore subculture; fast forward 22 years in the future, and you will find all of its members still involved in various musical and/or artistic projects, revealing a never soothed interest for sound and visive exploration.
Rotadefero is the latest project by Cristiano D’Innocenti and Tommaso Garavini, and absolutely feels like a consequential evolution and a mutated abstraction of those soundscapes, emphasizing the experimental performative side and new found personal handicraft interests. Primitive and pounding percussions emerge from noise-laden atmospheres, buzzing grindstones and drills, leading to a climax of corrosive non-music experience: it’s evocative and disturbing, physical and muscular.
Well aware that would be nearly impossible to properly encapsulate the calculated chaos of a live performance, this “record” stands out as an impressionist snapshot of the whole project, two sonic sculptures cut up and synthesized from more than 40 hours of recorded material, combined in parallel with two videoclips to render a proper peek on Rotadefero’s art.
01. Nord – 9’01”
02. Sud – 6’34”
134 iron 7″ disks
Unique handcrafted acid etchings on the A-side and lathe etchings on the B-side
Videos by Michele Manfellotto (Nord), Francesco Prosperi and Gabriele Spadini (Sud)
Download code included