Just a few months on from the drop of Stroboscopic Artefacts’ anniversary compilation ‘X – Ten Years of Artefacts’ (featuring the likes of Rrose, Shifted, Efdemin, Denise Rabe, Chevel & label head Lucy), the timing couldn’t be better for Roman DJ and producer Adiel to land her debut EP on the label.
Following on from an array of 12-inches on her own Danza Tribale imprint, including a recent joint effort with Anthony Linell, the Italian’s ‘If Not Now When?’ EP is an ode to the all-enveloping strangeness of eternal nights that cuts a path of ecstatic light in the dark. Breaking the ice, the title-track plunges us immediately into a pool of menacing reverbs, bloopy signals and rippling synth tides on a murky tip, while its faster and sharper twin ‘At The Bottom Of The Sea’ vigorously ups the ante to ensure optimal peak time firepower.
Flip sides to the second half of the 4-track EP, and you’ll find ‘If Not Me Who’ diving even deeper into tape-echo’ed bizarro, swashing back and forth from blunt lo-freq frenzy to liquid-like levitation. ‘ESRR’ rounds off the package on a further freaky note, merging heavily processed vocals and swampy, octave-shifting keyboard movements to form a slice of wild, cross-pollinated electronics laid upon an enticing techno swing.
The EP is scheduled for a June 5th release, available both digitally and on 12″.