- Release Date 2018-11-05
- Label Hot Elephant Music
- Catalog HEM1804
Pinsky , who started the project in February 2009.
Their debut video-clip "N5 from outer space", hosted by Alexander Robotnick's YouTube channel has had sofar around half million views.
The Analog session's music is mainly born out of improvisation sessions at Robotnick's studios in Florence and in live performances improvised music prevails over the written one and what is played by machines.
After their debut album, released by This Is Music LTD, the duo produced two more albums: April (digital only Hot Elephant Music 2012) - Black Ground (Hot Elephant Music 2015 CD ' digital).
"Early Morning Raga" is their new single , introducing the release of their album due in the early months of 2019, produced by Alexander Robotnick's label, Hot Elephant Music.
With this track, the two artists tackle a style which , just like Jazz, is considered the most profound and refined expression of melodic improvisation in music: Indian Raga.
Robotnick and Pinsky never claimed to compare with Indian classical music Masters who
traditionally spend up to 10 years studying and practicing before playing in front of an audience.
Anyway, drawing on their long experience with modal improvisation, they decided to pay tribute to a music style which is only superficially known to the Western public.
In this project they were supported by the remixes of two Italian producers (two Florentines
indeed!) and three emerging Indian producers, already featuring in the compilation "Indian Tech Express".
The original track is accompanied by a video-clip produced by A. Robotnick ,with the support of Gianni Manetti's graphic art.
The central element in this clip is a Wasp, the synthesizer designed in 1976 by Albert Wagner , who unfortunately passed away recently, whose technical characteristics, in Robotnick's opinion , magically blend with the Indian style.
In this clip the Wasp looks like a sort of UFO, symbolizing electronics' intrusion on Indian tradition. It is therefore with great satisfaction ( although maybe a little bit pretentiously) that Hot Elephant Music opens this window onto Indian electronic music to the Western public, in the hope of encouraging some other Indian producers to deal with their unique and matchless roots b because
if something must be saved from the pervasive standardization deriving from wild and super fast globalisation , it's indeed the artistic expression of different cultures, as this is peoples' true and invaluable wealth.