His strong expression can also be sensed in his last mix for Hör:
What would be your criteria to elect the best release of the week? Should it be as “deep” as Bas Dobbelaer’s, as “subtle” as Azu Tiwaline’s, as “mental” as Sub Accent’s, as “electrifying” as Atypikal & Zala’s, as “pulsating” as Irazu’s, as “immersive” as MBM’s VA?
We selected “Ossigeno” because if you cross the industrial wall, you might notice like us that all the above-mentioned qualifiers potentially represent the two-parts work. To be fairer, the other releases of the week also combine many qualities, but Conceptual smashed it with an old musical sensation, often forgotten by today’s alternative techno artists: the punk attitude.
For instance, next to the harsh sounds, did you notice how the second track of part 2 abruptly ends? Is it a mistake of production or a way to say “Hey, I do what I want” (or a metaphor for “No Future”)? You might find the answer in the fact that the Italian musician has nearly a decade of experience in the production, and in his bio, whose inspiring motto calls for freedom and shows his touching sensitivity: “Don’t be scared to do what makes you happy, even though it means going against the stream. Make art the way art is beautiful for you.”
We told you; an authentic punk 🤍
FROM THE VAULT RESURRECTING A DOPE RELEASE FROM THE PAST
NOTE: First, out of gratitude, we surprise the artists who have accepted to be our guest writers from the 44th to the 63rd selection, by sharing what we humbly consider to be their top work.
His more recent album on Navigare Audio was also a sensation:
Why do we love Ness so much? Is it because of his epic versions of “Orion” on Informa and “Sinuosity” on Affin, which, among many other gems, left indelible marks in our memory? Is it because of his label TGP, which sometimes give away releases in the pure underground spirit? Is it his numerous deep podcasts, which give home to our needs of escapism? Does it have to do with the fact that he’s Italian (yes, a very important point…)? Or is it simply his humble views and qualities, palpable in his social media conversations?
Honesty, humility, the foundations of our community have basically been inspired by who he is: authentic, passionate, approaching music with simplicity and dedication…
With its tribal touch, “Trancemigration” could have been one of our anthems. It is partly the result of Ness’ experience at the psytrance festival Ozora, which reconnected him to his musical roots and made him add some beautiful dreamy textures to some of the pieces, deep and serene.
It’s a favourite album by one of our favourite artists and human beings.