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Artist
Bellows
ReleaseProduct
Undercurrent
Label
Black Truffle
Catalogue Number
Black Truffle 067 D
Release Date
August 28, 2020

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Press Release

Black Truffle are pleased to announce the new LP from Bellows, the long-running Milanese duo of Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti. Following on from high-profile releases on Boomkat Editions and Shelter Press in the last few years, the eight untitled pieces making up Undercurrent continue the pair’s hypnotic and disorientating practice of improvisation based on tape loops. Often sitting halfway between electro-acoustic technique and beat-based production, the music of Bellows obliquely recalls aspects of hip-hop, dub, and techno while skewing their rhythmic foundations. The album presents a suite of pieces that are markedly more minimal, at times reminiscent in their haunted introspection of the legendary Tolerance records on Vanity Records. Both sonically exploratory and immediately accessible, Undercurrent uses recordings of the duo playing various instruments, cut into tape loops and then used as the bases for song-length tracks, each of which establishes a central repeating motif while also opening up on close listening to reveal multitudes of improvised detail and subtle shifts in tone, texture, and tempo.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 1 4:30 Buy
  2. 2 2 5:33 Buy
  3. 3 3 4:45 Buy
  4. 4 4 4:28 Buy
  5. 5 5 4:34 Buy
  6. 6 6 3:52 Buy
  7. 7 7 5:22 Buy
  8. 8 8 5:04 Buy

Track List

  1. A1 - 01
  2. A2 - 02
  3. A3 - 03
  4. A4 - 04
  5. B1 - 05
  6. B2 - 06
  7. B3 - 07
  8. B4 - 08

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