Through the eyes of Stefano K. Testa AKA Noumeno, anxiety shows its fractal nature, its ever-revealing DNA of contradictory micro-emotions, body stimuli and thoughts. Music is his way of processing and exposing this hypercomplexity, crudely exposing the feeling of being haunted by uncertainty and finite knowledge. Assembling piles of granular noisy harmonics as fuel for a rhythmicality on the verge of digital chaos, he uses sporadic bits of muffled melodies as a realistic revisiting of human horror. His gothic roots are turned into futuristic neuroses by bits of decomposed grime, industrial-like heaviness and saturated bass. Recorded through the course of several months in Berlin and Milan, it is Testa’s first ever release, also hosting a densely droning rework by Contort alumnus WSR.
OUT JANUARY 29, 2016
released January 29, 2016
Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Stefano K. Testa. Additional sampling on A2 by Francesco Gagliardi. Additional production and remix on B2 by Emanuele Porcinai. Thanks to Ekki Schädel, Max Hoppenstedt, Lukas Grundmann for providing the machines used on B1 and A3. Mastered by Antonio Gallucci.
Limited edition of 100 tapes + insert, packed in chrome ziploc wraps.