After playing guitars in obscure black and doom metal bands during nineties, and working on several electronic music IDM projects, he started a path of research on granular sound processing and audio-video interaction, from fifteen years now.
Kenter is an electric guitar + acoustic drums (both heavily manipulated), record.
Big, raw, digitally distorted guitars are processed, re-processed, then processed again, leading to massive noise, textured drones, and heavy riffs.
Drums are composed with micro-articulation by custom-made softwares, and often reprocessed via granulation technics, to keep the warmth and feel of a real drum set, but projecting it into humanly-unplayable and electroacoustic-like territories.
Kenter is also a post-song experiment: echoes of choruses and vocals make appearance all along the record.
released November 21, 2017
All tracks composed, performed, and recorded by Alessio Santini
Vocals on Ffar courtesy of Dario Francalacci
Mixed by Emanuele Battisti
Mastered by Stephan Mathieu at Schwebung Mastering