DANIEL AVERY + ALESSANDRO CORTINI - ILLUSION OF TIME VINYL (LTD. ED. MAGENTA HEAVYWEIGHT)
LIMITED EDITION 180G TRANSPARENT MAGENTA HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL W/ EMBOSSED SLEEVE
Release Date: 27th March 2020
Italian synth artist and Nine Inch Nails musician Alessandro Cortini teams up with the UK electronica producer Daniel Avery for a burst of experimental ambient techno led by improvised movements. On Illusion Of Time, Avery and Cortini made a point to follow the music on it's own path, whichever way that led and built tracks up around small synth progressions or even tape hiss. Mediative madness!
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Nine Inch Nails, Craven Faults, Steve Hauschildt, Oneohtrix Point Never
"Renowned UK producer Daniel Avery and acclaimed experimental musician and Nine Inch Nails synth artist Alessandro Cortini announce their debut full-length collaboration, ‘Illusion Of Time’, set for release on Phantasy. Beginning as a collaborative experiment before the pair had even met, Avery and Cortini then worked remotely and free of concept or deadline over several years. The result, finally completed when both artists were touring with Nine Inch Nails in 2018, is a quietly powerful album rooted in trust, process and experimentation. “It was very much a shared process,” notes Avery. “I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take... That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over. I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way,’’ explains Cortini. “Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours.”