STM 086 - Shapednoise


Complex and expressive mix by Shapednoise blending 17 bizarre record released between 1960 and 2013.

Complex and expressive mix by Shapednoise blending 17 bizarre record released between 1960 and 2013.

The author of the mix is Nino Pedone (b. 1989), publicly known as Shapednoise, an Italian electronic music DJ, producer and audio engineer (graduated from SAE Institute) who lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Pedone is a co-founder of techno label Repitch which he runs with colleagues Ascion and D. Carbone. They have published “Repitch 000.2” record recently, including their own works too. Also, Pedone is managing more experimental Violet Poison imprint with a mysterious artist named the same as the label. Their collaborative project Violetshaped has recently presented a critically acclaimed album “Violetshaped” that effectively turned the duo to the world's experimental music spotlight. From the early 2010 Pedone has produced numerous of records, the last two albums “The Day Of Revenge” and “Until Human Voices Wake Us” published on a conceptual Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions and firmly growing Stephen Bishop's Opal Tapes were truly productive and successful. These releases gained artist a worldwide recognition amongst advanced listeners and vinyl collectors. Shapednoise production is saturated with refined noise, cosmic obscurity and powerfully shifting beats that will not leave you indifferent. Pedone has performed at notable events such as Atonal, Berghain, Arma17, Flussi and many other places across the Europe and now he is becoming one of the most welcome artists who always brings a great deepness and harsh perfection with his performances.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 086” is a complex and expressive, sometimes even dramatic audio selection that blends 17 timeless records composed and released between 1960 and 2013, except Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's historical manifest that was originally recorded in 1909. By following Shapednoise's previous mix for Juno, listeners will fall into more vast range of stylistic and records diversity. It is clearly heard how author improved his technical skills and did a great musical research before started compiling a mix for Secret Thirteen. By thoughtfully connecting modern compositions and various contemporary electronic works Shapednoise fully handled a tension and isolation between old and new material intersections. Starting from the art of noises and the early Futurist movement statements and up to the dense experimentations and present day unique music formations, this special mix stands as a good example of how compositions from different centuries can be weaved together to form a sustained and harmonious wholeness. Incredible and unforgettable pieces by influential composers and sound sculptors such as Bernard Parmegiani, Maurizio Bianchi, KK Null, Coil, Amon Tobin simply hypnotize. Shapednoise apocalyptic work “Until Human Voices Wake Us” at the end of this mix and new Keith Fullerton Whitman's remix of Violetshaped track “Anesthesia” give more authenticity and smoothness to this selection. Subtle ranging from experimental, musique concrète, free improvisation to noise, industrial and jungle music styles creates a scenic ambiance that holds one's attention at every moment. Careful, rotational and exciting mixing of dimensional soundscapes, colossal rhythm textures and cinematic effect layers completely add a high-quality mark to this methodical selection.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 086” is like a sequential, but optically deceptive Victor Vasarely's abstract painting “Bora III” that strangely stimulates unconscious and teleports to the new level of reality perception. Painting's inner geometry of matrix is like a world of secret passages and allusions imbued with futuristic, minimalistic and spiritual power. After a transition through this phenomena, the viewer is meant to emerge completely transformed. Similar to Vasarely's geometric work Shapednoise's penetrating mix creates dynamic, moving impressions depending on the viewpoint and evokes existential thoughts about life and death.

1. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti - Definizione di Futurismo [Salon Recordings, 2004] [originally recorded in 1909]
2. Edgar Varèse - Poème Électronique [Columbia Masterworks, 1960]
3. Salvatore Sciarrino - Infinito Nero: Estasi Di Un Atto [KAIROS, 1999]
4. Amm - Vandoevre [Virgin, 1994]
5. Bernard Parmegiani – Ponomatopées [Philips, 1970]
6. Maurizio Bianchi - River Of Water Life [Mirakelmusik, 2006]
7. Dale Cooper Quartet And The Dictaphones - Elle Corridor [Diesel Combustible, 2006]
8. Coil - Ravenous [Force & Form, 1988]
9. Dimension X - Dr. Grimshaw's Sanitorium [KML Recordings, 2007]
10. Shit and Shine - Mermuda Triangle [Riot Season, 2012]
11. Violet Poison - Spooky Pendulum [Hospital Productions, 2013]
12. Violetshaped - Anesthesia (Keith Fullerton Whitman Remix) [Violet Poison, 2013]
13. Franck Vigroux - Ashes IV [D'Autres Cordes, 2012]
14. Alec Empire vs. Merzbow - Dawn [Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR), 2003]
15. K.K. Null + Cris X - 01 (from "Proto Planet") [CX Records, 2012]
16. Amon Tobin - Chomp Samba [Ninja Tune, 1997]
17. Shapednoise - Until Human Voices Wake Us [Opal Tapes, 2013]

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