Bruce HarperSelf Titled
ABOUT THE RELEASE
Bruce Harper is an electronic band from Brescia, IT, consisting of Lorenzo Bassi (synth, samples, vocals), Marco Lacanna (drums) and Paolo Ferrari (synth, samples, drum machine.) While the three were already involved in other post-rock/psychedelic projects such as Floss, Teich, and Beech, they were fascinated by researching new electronic sounds. They decided to try and give shape to their ideas with a different style.
The approach and the live impact remain, but they are expressed through a completely analog electronic sound, modulated on physical and tribal patterns and suspended in ethereal, reverberated spaces. Their vocals are deconstructed in filters, pitches and effects which turn them into pure sound, both organic and mechanical.
Bruce Harper’s first s/t LP is composed of 9 tracks, and guides the listener across the borderline of body and spirit. There’s no graduality, no shy introduction to be found here. Vigorous and throbbing loops cross the whole LP from beginning to end, like mantras or magic formulas ready to activate unexpected sensations. This is exactly what happens in “Sun”, the first single by the band, accompanied by an evocative and estranging video clip.
Their sources of inspiration are diverse, from Battles’ math serialism to Vessels’ gloomy landscapes. Says the band, “We wanted to build a musical path which, through extreme rationality, could highlight the mysterious and irrational element that rests within all things.”
Recorded and mixed by Stefano Scattolin and Michele Marelli at Monolith Studio, Brescia, during the month of November 2016. Mastered by Jo Ferliga at Tapewave Studio, Brescia, in December 2016.
Lorenzo Bassi (synth, sample, vocals)
Paolo Ferrari (synth, sample, drum machine)
Marco Lacanna (drums)