Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Aperture - Stanze [Stray Signals 008 Promo]

Put out on the circuit via the Stray Signals imprint on February 10th, 2k23 is "Stanze", the sophomore album outing by Berlin-based sibling Emanuele and Elisabetta Porcinai, better known under their sonic nom de guerre Aperture. Rolled out over the course of nine new pieces and a total playtime of approx. 36 minutes the duo offers a musical ark taking us from the hovering piano tones, intimate Spoken Words, unsettling, complex rhythm foundation and voluminous bass pulses of the opening "Siren" to the calm and organic Ambient textures of "Everyone", the enchanted, naturalistic Post-PostRock poetry of "Paper Circles", drifts into even more minimalist Field Recording x Musique Concrete meets Spoken Word territories with the ever droning and most fascinating "Weightless" whereas "Read Me A Poem" is on a slightly offkilter (Neo)Classical Noir and the final cut that is "Sveva" even turns out to be an intimate Italian Pop song just to name a few. Quite a range to cover within this short of a time but still a well coherent and pleasant journey for slightly adventurous listeners.


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