Giuseppe Ielasi - (Another) Stunt - 12"
***400 pressed on 200g black vinyl***
Following the release of 2008’s “Stunt,” this is the second in a series of three EPs that represent an interesting stylistic departure from Ielasi’s previous work. The series is focused on the use of one turntable and a large selection of vinyl records as the source for raw material, with pulses as the main organizational principle. The basic sound material, in the form of short segments and loops or longer and more complex improvisations, was collected using techniques influenced more by “turntablism” than traditional sampling. The raw sequences have then been edited and assembled in 6 tracks, whose structures are explorations in a different rhythmic vein than Ielasi’s more atmospheric and layered compositions from his earlier releases.
“(Another) Stunt” was mastered and cut to lacquer by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. It was pressed on 200g virgin vinyl and comes packaged in a full-color gloss-varnished jacket printed on heavy stock featuring a photo by Italian artist Amedeo Martegani. Limited edition of 500.
Giuseppe Ielasi, born in 1974, lives and works in Milan, Italy. He started playing guitar in 1988, and worked for many years in the area of “improvised music” (long term collaborations with Alessandro Bosetti, Michel Doneda, Ingar Zach, Dean Roberts, Thomas Ankersmit). He has performed live with Taku Sugimoto, Jerome Noetinger, Mark Wastell, Martin Siewert, Brandon Labelle, Nikos Veliotis, Gert-Jan Prins, Phill Niblock, Oren Ambarchi and many others. Apart from extensive solo activities, Ielasi is one half of Bellows (with Nicola Ratti) and Oreledigneur (with Renato Rinaldi). He has released music on various labels such as Erstwhile, Bowindo, Kning Disk, Sedimental (his first solo “Plans’”), Hapna (“Gesine” and “s/t”) and 12k (the critically acclaimed “August”, featured in the “Best of 2007” list for the Wire magazine).