You are across the road, staring into a building, it’s dark outside, you can barely make out a light shining inside from a distant window. Stromboli’s debut EP is that light, a dense ambient propulsive opera created over the course of two years in Bologna. The man behind Stromboli works with limitations, it’s his area of expertise, his confidence. Balance and composure as a mental state, only hinting at harsh noise, an isolationist working away with his 4 track tape machine, his lap steel guitar and analog organ: imagine a kid hearing the Touch catalog and applying his punk sensibility. Describing boundaries and territories through drones, city dwelling rhythms, noise landscapes and elegant melodies, Stromboli defies what is traditionally associated with the ambient genre, by creating a beautiful dark psychedelic rotating world.
Stromboli’s self-titled EP is Maple Death Records’ second release and was mastered by Brian Pyle (Ensemble Economique). It comes as a limited edition yellow-ochre (100 copies) cassette tape, inlay printed on thick Modigliani Neve paper. Photography by Giulia Mazza and design by Emanuela Drei. Mp3 download card is included.