One of the more consistent remarks regarding noise music, in my experience, is when critics will assume that the noise maker creates their output in a mundane manner, where one is utilizing all of their tools at once to enforce extreme sonic ranges and capabilities. This implies that the artist’s experimentation is within specific confines and limitations. In some cases, this is a matter of fact, although I believe this framework can allow for some of the most honest and authentic recordings; through experimentation, sometimes naivety and the artist’s desire to push their boundaries. Albeit with any electronic or experimental music – the true craftsmanship is within the artists’ decision-making and the endurance and consistency in one’s ability to seek out often multiple voices, as evidenced in works from artists. For instance, featured in tracks from Canadian HNW artist The Rita, he will use a single voice that follows movement and concept.
In the case of the rising project from Italian producer Lorenzo Arcari (EXOME) – his praxis is a prime example of the total contrary to said limitations and is evidenced in his decision-making and the coexisting endurance that comes from that. At the same time, EXOME deals with an arsenal of hardware, modular synthesis, effect pedals, sequencers, and tape machines – including the incredible Lyra 8 from SOMA. If you are unfamiliar with modular synthesis, it infuses different components of your synthesizer, allowing the user to combine other modules to achieve different sounds. Of course, this is not an amateur practice and is just an example of EXOME’S ability to command his instrumentation to his desired output.
What makes these decisions so crucial and exponentially impressive is the commitment to his sounds and sonic realms, where instead of trying to impress the listener by flaunting all the possibilities of the composition. Italian producer EXOME – his praxis is a prime example of the total contrary to said limitations and is evidenced in his decision-making and coexisting endurance. At the same time, EXOME deals with an arsenal of hardware, modular synthesis, effect pedals, sequencers, and tape machines – including the incredible Lyra 8 from SOMA. If you are unfamiliar with modular synthesis, it infuses different components of your synthesizer, allowing the user to combine other modules to achieve different sounds.
What makes these decisions so crucial and exponentially impressive is the commitment to his sounds and sonic realms, where instead of trying to impress the listener by flaunting all the possibilities of the composition. EXOME’S work is prolific, although each release from his catalogue has its creative imprint, often successfully intertwined with his concepts. Lorenzo has only released music under this moniker since 2019; he has notable releases on top-shelf contemporary labels, including Deathbed & Phage Tapes and Industrial Coast.
Available for mail-order today, “When The World Ends I Will Breathe a Sigh of Relief” takes on a different approach with a one-hour track that contains similar harsh and chaotic textures as he gravitates toward more hypnotic and dark ambient drones – which is not entirely a new departure from his quickly forming signature style of power electronics. Featuring audio speech samples and a drone mentioned above that grounds the composition battling with hi mid audio feedback screeches and distorted heavily filtered outbursts. The entire stereo field is utilized as automated movements bounce back and forth from left to right. At the same time, rather beautiful melodies and timbres wage their way to the front, assaulting the listener straight down the middle, in your face. What is outstanding is that this music does not fail to engage, keeping the listener present for the entire hour. Although the material is undoubtedly harsh, this is his most romantic statement in conjunction with the title and the incredible artwork.
This genuinely monumental release includes CD packaging and host comes from a relatively new label in Paris, France. P.I.T. operator John Z.K. presents each release with care and attention to the details of the art, creating a collector-worthy back catalogue of beautifully presented releases. While the label’s aesthetic speaks quite strongly for itself, J.Z.K. produces limited merchandise for the brand, its unique approaches to items and a complete power execution of the design. Predominantly dealing inexperimental, harsh noise, PE, and self-proclaimed “screwed-electronics,” – the label tends to lend to the darker and more ambient realms of Industrial. Unfortunately, this sentiment does not ring true for the label owner’s solo outfit, CRAVE, whose presence on the album indeed explains “screwed electronics.”
“When The World Ends, I Will Breathe a Sigh of Relief” officially drops today in a relatively limited and numbered edition of 60. Sold out from the label, each boutique CD comes housed in a clear jewel box, a professionally printed silver photo, and a black inkjet print on the disc. I recommend contacting the label to enquire regarding distro copies possibly available in your country. Moreover, I would suggest visiting their site to purchase the digital version for a mere 7 euros and directly supporting the label and artist.
There is no doubt that we expect a bright future for both EXOME and P.I.T. So, make sure to follow theproper links and start following these outfits, as they are not to be slept on and mastered by the always top delivery of the hands of Grant Richardson at Hex Audio Labs, complete design, and packaging by J.Z.K. and recorded by EXOME in 2022. Listen to the entire stream below before adding it to your cart.
“They are slowly killing us, taking away our breath, air, and love. They make us insensitive dummies in the presence of their god. They want to play with us; we are their entertainment, their useless pawns. The real cancer is power, but they don’t know that the awakening is near; from kings and queens, they will pass to pawns, from pawns to discards, and when they are out of the playing field, they will start to shake, we will start to smell their sweat, feel and savour their fear, we’ll have to add salt and oil to taste it more.”