Preorder: Releases 31st May, 2023
Tip! *300 copies limited edition* After years contributing to Italy’s heterogeneous and increasingly transnational music echosystem by curating his own dream & microsounds label Pampsychia, Reptilian Expo lands on Artetetra like an elegant jelly trainwreck hitting with a mix low-frequencies body-muzak filled with a cocktail of squeaks, wacky samples, manipulated vocal lines and a much-needed pinch of irony. Cunti is a collection of sonic short stories, fantastic journeys into an unconscious world of archetypes and personal myths. Dives, searches, clashes and encounters with metaphorical creatures are the background to a process in which internal and external come across and merge indefinitely through introspection and idleness. The nine tracks, while shaking your bones and scrambling your internal organs with every kick and drum hit, are paradoxically imbued in the oozy inertia of everyday phlegm and internet-infused attention deficiency. A sluggish, stoned journey into the self, if you will.
Conceiving the album, RE bit and digested everything from future bass to sound collage and aquatic ambient muzak, dragging you into dangerous marine ambushes, ambiguous sirens and underwater monsters, tiny and silly shadows lurking from the dim lit corner of a bedroom. All and all, a bunch of ridiculous and mundane but life-affirming rites of passage. A ride brought to life by a clever and imaginative work of sampling laid down as a form of instinctive writing and a minutious use of digital tools united to his native Neapolitan language employed both as a voice-over and inner dialogue.
RYL: Spencer Clark, Foodman, Early Aphex Twin.
Music by Riccardo Patrone aka Reptilian Expo soundcloud.com/reptilianexpo
Voice in "lode al nodo" by Carlotta Menozzi aka Kǎilì
Choirs in "e mmò" by Hans Arsen
Artwork by Riccardo Redeghieri - Baiu Baiu
Masters by Lukas Turza - Snap Mastering snapmastering.com