Long time Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini just announced the release of another Hospital Productions solo album, Risvelgio, set for July 27th.
The 2xLP/CD was written while on tour, just like his previous release, Sonno. Risvelgio “maintains the grittiness and intimacy introduced on his debut, but expands upon it, offering a wider spectrum of emotion and depth,” as stated in a Hospital Productions press release.
The press release also described the musical and productional directions Cortini took with the new album: he “implores and emphasizes the imperfections and visceral textures of electronics vacant from so much contemporary solo synthesizer music,” and does this in part by the addition of a Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer to the analog sequencer MC-202 featured on Sonno. As Cortini describes it,
The 303 can be such a haunting instrument used in a certain way, and I felt it completely fit the mood of the previous work I have done on the 202, especially when given a specific location in space….it’s such a living instrument.
An upcoming audio-visual performance at the Berlin Atonal festival (Aug 19-23) will present both Sonno and Risvelgio. Tickets are available on the festival’s website.
02. La Sveglia
06. La Meta
07. La Via
08. La Guardia
11. La Sveglia (Drum Version)