Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
CD – Latek
Extremely melodic electronic elaborations, these by Tim Thwaites, Matthew Clare, Jema Davies and Clare Hunt, also known as Radium 88. They’re imbued with melancholy and drone ambient sounds, following a rarefied spatial surreal mood, not without gentle trancey influences, synth-pop or ethnic allusions, very personal stylistic attitudes, always between many genres, neither purely experimental nor leaning towards more traditional live music. Metaphorically, they’re between Philip Glass and The Orb, crossing Depeche Mode and the original ambient music. The end result is enjoyable, thanks to its fluctuating transitions and well-dosed acoustic and digital mixes, even though the feeling of a too solemn taste, more sugary than cyber, considering the sci-fi inspirations, pervades the atmospheres.