WHATT?

by TWOMONKEYS

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    VILL∆ Recordings, V∆ 001LP.

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FULL TRACKLIST

1. 16 Pounds 01:40
2. WHATT 03:46
3. Downstairs (bonus) 05:06
4. TRAIN CLOUD feat Chris Imler 04:35
5. TAKE IT AROUND feat Elder Sister 03:21
6. Up Rising Feat Asso Stefana 04:14
7. Overboard 03:30
8. Frog Legs 01:26
9. FINGERS feat François Cambuzat 05:11
10. TROUBLING feat NovoLine 06:12
11. READY FOR NOTHING - BONUS TRACK!!!!!! 09:14

VILL∆ Recordings* presents WHATT?, the second full-length album from TwoMonkeys.

The album was recorded in the basement of VILL∆ (Brescia, IT) in 2014/15 and subsequently edited and mixed in spring 2016 at Strongroom Studios (London, UK) with recording and mixing engineer Marta Salogni.

WHATT? appears as an open question with no answer created from the desire to portray a strictly intimate dimension of the musical experience, rendered as a free association of sounds and ideas…W(H)ATT as WATTS….electrical impulses in the search for irregular sounds, acid loops and spatial acoustics, homemade field recordings and fortuitous encounters of chance…

The collection of sounds gathered - the clatter of crockery at home, the overheard conversations of young boys on a London double-decker bus, construction drills, caged frogs, invented instruments - are combined with the use of Punk/No-Wave electronics, drifted synths, disturbing guitars, saxophones gone haywire, delayed tapes, ‘80s style drum machines and forgotten harps.

Five tracks off the album are the result of collaborations with other musicians/friends: the violent guitar of Francois Cambuzat (FR) in "Fingers" crosses over into the hardcore discoteques of the ‘90s, the hypnotic drums and charismatic voice of Chris Imler (Berlin) in “Train Cloud” travel like a runaway locomotive in a “Kraut” dream, Novoline (US/Berlin) in "Troubling" accurately marks a noir gait with his Atari ST system processed sounds, the off-kilter, spontaneous and instinctual voice of Elder Sister (US/IT) offers a contemporary out/sync tribalism on “Take It Around”, Asso Stefana (IT) provides his signature guitar sounds in “Up-Rising” conjuring up a desert in an urban scenario of a toxic metropolis.

credits

released November 4, 2016

All songs written and performed by TwoMonkeys; Recorded by TwoMonkeys and Francesco Fonassi at VILL∆; Addittional recording by Marta Salogni at Strongroom Studios, London
Mixed by Marta Salogni at Strongroom Studios, London; Mastered by Giovanni Ferliga at Tapewave Mastering; Produced by TwoMonkeys and Marta Salogni; Artwork and design by TwoMonkeys

Specil guest: Track 1. Gabrio Micheli (gabriofono e guitar); Track 4. Chris Imler (vocals, trumpet, drums, effects); Track 5. Elder Sister (vocals and lyrics); Track 6. Asso Stefana (guitars); Track 9. Francoise Cambuzat (guitars); Track 10. Novoline (Dual Atari ST processor)

Thanks to all the artists who took part in this release and special thanks to the VILL∆ crew.
2016 VILL∆ Recordings; info : villarecordings@gmail.com

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TwoMonkeys Brescia, Italy

TWOMONKEYS is a  sonic duo formed by Simone and Michele Bornati, a mixture of analog and digital sounds, acoustic sonorities and unsettled oceans of noise layers, synth deflections and crooked saxophones, crazy frog legs, and sparkling water. 
80’s punk trans-human industrial, from twisted no-wave guitars to freak-out electronics of the American sub-culture.
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