Retina.it (Lino Monaco and Nicola Buono), is born in the first half of 90’s.
This duo,placed near the Vesuvio (Naples), explored all the capabilities of analogic synths since the beginnings, developing an its own idea of sound.
The undifferentiated manipulation of sounds extracted from modular and digital synths or objects/environment sound’s recording, leads this original duo to a continuos research of a sonic identity. Retina.it’s music has been released from labels such as Hefty records (Us) , Mousikelab (It), Flatmate/Storung ( Spain) and Glacial Movements (It). They have worked with different personalities of music business and visual arts, such as John Hughes, Marco Messina, Claudio Sinatti, Gabriella Cerritelli, Giorgio Li Calzi , Red Sector A. Moreover, the deep live-performing activity has led Retina.it to share important stages of International contest (such as Storung, Sonar…) with prestigious artists like Kraftwerk, Matmos, Telefon Tel aviv,T.A.G.C., Rechenzentrum , Oval, Noto, F. Bretschneider, Plaid , Apparat, Biosphere and many more.
“Descending into crevasse” is a sort of metaphor. An ipotetic journey between the gorges of eternal ices, such as a travel inside ourself researching reassuring corners. A flux of muffled and confused memories, frosted in a wave moving like an algorithm.
Tracks List + info notes
1 synth on axis* [09:51]
2 freezing the fourth string [07:59]
3 moonshine [07:22]
4 attrazione magnetica [12:26]
5 -32°F porcelain , metal & ice [05:32]
6 descending into crevasse [12:30]
written & produced by Retina.it (Lino Monaco, Nicola Buono)
* composed with Heidseck (Fabrizio Matrone)
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering
Cover Photo by Bjarne Riesto
You can pre-order your copy: http://www.glacialmovements.com/gmcat5.htm