Fresh to the Zwart Good distro, CYB (aka Alessio Ciborio Gioffredi) and Elisa Batti unveil their first release on new project/imprint Immaterial.Archives.
Born from a shared affinity with synthesisers, analogue machinery and part-melodic-part-punishing techno; Between Viewers and Spaces represents the duo’s insatiable lust for shadowy, complex textures and cinematic boldness.
A 4-track LP with two reinterpretations of the original A-side cuts. The white minimalistic cover conveying a subtle nod to brutalist architectures, a simple yet imposing aesthetic that sets an intriguing precedent for future IA releases.
Opening track DER SCHIMMER marks an explosive entrance. A swarming mass of machine-like melodies converge around an immovable kick. Wide frequencies and spacious reverb refract to metallic affect - a warehouse filler primed for impact.
NEON SCULPTURES continues to drive momentum, guided by warping sub-bass and delicate percussive framework. A composition of sci-fi imagery: a lone satellite perhaps, tumbling through the infinite void to an orchestra of blinking lights and rogue circuitry.
On the B-side, Michal Jablonski’s DER SCHIMMER rework builds from a siren-like pulse, transitioning into low-end distorted drum work and sparks of dissonant vocals. Sonically skirting on the fringes of Dub with a prevailing Industrial thread. A shattering vision of the post-apocalyptic.
For the final remix (and track) Wrong Assessment administers a Minimal Techno dose to NEON SCULPTURES. A step back from the vigour of the previous sound structures yet no less crucial. Synthesisers and percussion ebb and flow gracefully, interspersed with moments of cascading noise. A discrete and brooding exit that leaves one yearning more.
Between Viewers and Spaces is an imminent peak time staple. Raw, boisterous and unafraid to explore the darker reaches of Techno. And despite its brash disposition, the productions feel structurally clean, calculated and rhythmically engaging. A testament to collaboration and experimental process.