We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Cartridge Grain

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €5 EUR  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 61 Krysalisound releases available on Bandcamp and save 85%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of blurr., Drop Series 2022, Argine, Sull'assenza, Phonolite, Deriva, Our Own Unknown, Imaginary Tales, and 53 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      €34.20 EUR or more (85% OFF)


Episode I 04:24
Episode II 07:19
Episode III 07:07
Episode IV 09:18
Episode V 05:19
Episode VI 04:26
Episode VII 06:59


“Sattwa” is a selection of improvisations.
Our approach contemplates two polarities: analog and digital.
The analog section consists in the amplification, using the pins of two turntables, of different materials, in particular plastic, paper, aluminium, wood. The sounds produced, full of noise, they are exploited for the creation of essential rhythms. also includes two analog synthesizers.
The digital section contemplates the use of concrete samples elaborated through algorithms of granular synthesis.
Two material universes, therefore, two different sound spaces that use the same concrete elements and that face paths that seem antithetical and irreconcilable.

It is therefore not a question of two universes in conflict with each other that seek to emerge but of a single living landscape, changeable and magmatic.

Cartridge grain is a project of sound research, created from Emanuele Specchia and Roberto Ficosecco, dedicated to the concrete matter in all its forms.
Roberto Ficosecco – Turntables for wood, paper, aluminium, plastic and analog synthesizer.
Emanuele Specchia – Processing and granular synthesis for concrete sample and digital synthesizer.


released September 25, 2021

- Music by Cartridge Grain
- Recorded in Perugia between Summer and Autumn 2020
- Mixed by Emanuele Specchia
- Mastered by Taylor Deupree (tracks 2,3) and Emanuele Specchia (tracks 1,4,5,6,7) 
- Artwork by Ilaria Pranzetti (Iaia)


Ambientblog: www.ambientblog.net/blog/2021-10/cartridgegrain-esmez-straytheories/


all rights reserved



Krysalisound Italy

Contemporary resonances of calm and slow music
Mastering service

contact / help

Contact Krysalisound

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Sattwa, you may also like: