TROPIC OF COLDNESS(USA/IT)
“Tropic of Coldness” is an Italian-American duo, formed by David and Giovanni, who met by chance, or maybe not, in Brussels, Belgium during the autumn of 2011. David is a guitarist, synth and sample player, already active on the Brussels scene with his electro / experimental project “Drawing Virtual Gardens”. Giovanni plays guitar, voice and samples for the North-East Italian band “Fuji Apple Worship”, involved in a melting pot of drones, field recordings and minimal sound sculptures.
Since its beginning in November 2011, Tropic of Coldness focused on drones / ambient / electroacoustics originated from improvised session, with layers of processed guitars and synths, surrounded and filtrated by field recordings in a sort of acoustic archaeology.
The sound research permeates every single note and the harmonic pattern is oriented towards both instrumental and compositional exploration, in a combination of ambient and electronic elements.
In march 2012 they released the E.P. “Commuting”, firstly as digital download and then as CD-R for the label Cathedral Transmissions. “Commuting” has been well received by the press and was included in the “The Year´s Best Winter Music 2012” by A Closer Listen and in the “Long List” of 2012 Best Albums by Fluid Radio.
Tropic of Coldness´ second release, “Unrelated Causalities”, was issued in February 2013 as digital download and and in 100 copies limited edition CD-R.
Rudi Fischerlehner (A)
Rudi Fischerlehner tritt in letzter Zeit hauptsächlich als Schlagzeuger der Bands Fiium Shaarrk, Gorilla Mask, Blisk und im Trio mit Olaf Rupp und Matthias Müller in Erscheinung. Weitere musikalische Begegnungen der letzten Jahre umschließen ein stilistisch weites Feld von Andreas Wilers und Dominique Pifarely, Tom Arthurs und Ingrid Laubrock, Liz Albee und Klaus Kürvers zu Post-Rockern Erste Stufe Haifisch und zahlreichen Soundtrack Produktionen.
Seine raren Solo-Sets sind gewissermaßen die eingekochte Essenz seiner musikalischen und inhaltlichen Ideen, ein neben- und übereinander noisiger Texturen, frei assozierter Rockgrooves und komplexer Polyrhythmik.
“Fischerlehner leaves no issue unattended as far as drumming is concerned, either underlining what his comrades do with conscious respectfulness or exploding into destructive bubbles of counter-rhythms and thump-and-bang punkiness when the going gets tough.”
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
“Drummer Rudi Fischerlehner shows an amazing flexibility … His drumming surprisingly and broadly expands like an amoeba, moving drastically from delicacy to boldness in an instant.”
ayo Fushiya, Jazz Tokyo