Country: Catalonia (Spain)
Time: 30 min.
Style: Glitch Minimal
We are glad to receive all free FEDERICO MONTI discography and to choose one of our favourites, but the favourite. The work by Federico Monti, who delivers this album named "at052" brings with it interesting sound spaces and scenes teared apart from pure tones and sinusoidal waves. It seems that Monti has decided to confront wide sound spaces through the use of mid-to-high frequencies exploring its textural possibilities and grains. Doing so, this argentinian artist living in Barcelona presents an ambient work full of delicate sound structures that seem to travel across certain emptiness. Impossible do not mentioned Ryoji Ikeda, Pan Sonic or Oval, to understand this kind of music, which simplify electronic noise as a small and tiny noise envolved with echoes, reverb effects and sound recreations which can to remind the space, astronauts, rockets, etc. This is not ambient neither noise, but something which move between these two musical styles, a perfect balance between saturation and silence. FEDERICO MONTI started in experimental music in 2005 and since then almost all his discography has made though netlabel, so, all his discography is avaible in different net platforms totally free. "at052" is a work of dedicated human expression that’s utterly unlike anything I’ve ever heard, and that’s something I’ve said only a handful of times. While I found it to be a fascinating listen, it’s completely understandable—even acceptable—that not everyone will find it so. I’d like to add that I increased the score by one to reflect the high-quality production of the recording itself. Good work no doubt. Apart, this musician has also another b-side projects like: TUFFO, an extreme harsh noise project with already nine recordings.
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Here below a pic with Antonio Nieto (left) and Federico Monti (right).