premiere: Marco Cassanelli and Deckard – Hexagon [T.a. Rock Records]

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exclusive premiere: Marco Cassanelli and Deckard – Hexagon [T.a. Rock Records]

Italian duo Marco Cassanelli and Deckard return to T.a. Rock Records with a new mini-LP entitled “Splitted”, showcasing their refined technique on modular synths, with the new tracks following a logical continuation of the previous ones released on the “Opus Sectile” EP back in April. Additionally, the material is part of the lineup for “Programmazione Puglia Sounds 2022”, an initiative that supports and strengthens musical projects coming out of the world-renowned South Italian region. The artwork is signed by Russian artist Elena Romenkova.

Inspired by the geometry and symmetry used in all visual arts, Marco Cassanelli and Deckard will take you on an emotive musical journey designed live with analogue and modular synthesizers. This improvisational approach, which is not digitally calculated or planned, gives the recorded tracks the same feeling that they have during the duo’s modular live sets. In their performances the artists bring their entire repertoire to life in a sort of “mash-up” that becomes a single flow without interruptions in which old and new tracks are remixed and reworked according to the mood of the moment, moving towards sounds that are more ambient or deeper depending on the context.

The soft geometries of “Splitted” become moldable matter, the subject of interpretation and changes of perspective, fluid shapes in a continuous, kaleidoscopic mixing. Characterised by a dynamic movement, the six tracks flow as one, incorporating elements from one another. From the imaginative dreamscapes of “Abandoned Town” to the playful synth lines of “Rectangle”, the release offers vibrant textures and inspiring compositions from start to finish. Its trippy, ambient atmospheres display the pair’s mastery of the instruments they wield and provide another outstanding release for the label.

Marco Cassanelli and Deckard’s “Splitted” drops via T.a. Rock Records on Beatport 22nd June, followed by a full digital and CD release 1st July 2022 and a vinyl edition in autumn. Preview and pre-order your copy here.

01. Abandoned Town
02. Hexagon
03. Triangle
04. Pentagon
05. Trapeze
06. Rectangle

Marco Cassanelli on soundcloud / facebook / instagram
Deckard on soundcloud / facebook / instagram
T.a. Rock Records on soundcloudfacebook / beatport
Title: Hexagon / Splitted / TAR027
Release Date: 22.06.2022
Format: Digital/CD/Vinyl

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Words by: AndreiB

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