by Cartridge Grain

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Lost Tribe Sound Incredibly well-treated sound worlds. The lightly muffled top end creates an inviting sort of cloud cover that really enhances the creature-like textural low end. Cartridge Grain strikes a perfect balance between improv and structure with 'Sattwa,' feeling purposeful but not overly demanding in it's movement. High praise once again to the KrysaliSound label, who are humbly putting out some amazing music.
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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)



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