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New release from Gross Diskos: Tonto's Samplestretch Massacre #1 - Expanded, Inflated & Stretched Out!

published March 4, 2023

 I'm delighted to let you know that this amazing tape will be out on February 23rd, and the preorder started TODAY. You can already check it on Bandcamp

This is definitely one of my favorite tapes I recorded so far, brought to you from Tessaloniki by Gross Diskos of the amazing Zoltan Heller

Besides my little sonic kickshaws, you get a track I made with my special apprentice Warhead (Léa Mss), remixes from Melophobia, IØN, ΦΩΝΟΠΤΙΚΟΝ, Tengu Ni Naru, Skynet75, Dozen Draft

njoy ❤

UR Suoni brings you "WASTED" by Lampredonto

published February 2, 2023

“! WASTED !” is the first collaborative output by Lampreda (aka Simone Vassallo) and Tonto (aka Francesco Zedde), two percussionists/producers/noisers based in Italy, who have been active for over a decade in the European underground circuit. Such a two-headed creature is collectively known as Lampredonto.

The duo’s creative process implies improvising in the studio, with a setup reduced to a minimum: two percussion kits played live, with no click track or overdubs, and a dash of real-time electronics. Songs are then edited and arranged by cut-and-paste. Being extremely physical, Lampredonto’s music speaks primarily to the body. After having devoured and digested traditional rhythms from all over the world, the duo spits them out blended into a noisy, industrial esperanto that is meant to crush every dancefloor.
On this astonishing debut, the duo's peculiar sonic mixture is further enhanced by a handful of talented guests. The frantic title-track features Mark Stewart (The Pop Group/Maffia) and artist/musician Peter Harris ranting about the brutal commodification of human existence, over what can only be described as the sound of charging buffaloes. "Naked Safari", a pseudo-dubstep track haunted by feedbacks, backs up the dialogue between (Italian jazz-punk virtuoso) Andrea Caprara’s saxophone and (Icelandic musician) Unnur Malín Sigurðardóttir’s euphonium. In “Taiho”, a free-form wall of percussions stands opposite Jacopo Andreini's (Arrington de Dionyso/The Master Musicians of Jajouka) psychedelic Bouzouki.

The album also includes 5 remixes/reworks, thanks to the contribution of a few kindred spirits, who dismembered and reassembled the title-track to reach surprising results. In “Body Waste” Portuguese sound designer Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (HHY and The Macumbas/HHY and the Kampala Unit) stresses the tribal nature of the song, turning it into an obsessive, nocturnal techno track. On "Toxic Waste" Mark Stewart himself, along with Dutch producer Uncle Fester On Acid (aka Patrick Dokter, Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound associate), applies his typical cut-up methodology to give birth to a bass-laden sonic behemoth. On “Lo-Fi Waste” Florentine producer HZHA squeezes the title-track into a middle-eastern-flavoured sliver. "Wasted X", by Italian-American DJ Michael Byrne, unveils the dancing potential of the original track, turning it into IDM élite. ”On The Run (Wasting Thrax)”, by Egyptian producer Polonius, completely dismembers the track, making it a piece of abstract art.

"! WASTED !" artwork is curated by Italian artist/animator Simone Brillarelli. Each LP cover is hand-crafted and a unique piece of art. The EP is a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies.

released June 29, 2022
"! WASTED !" lyrics by PETER HARRIS
"Toxic Waste" contains a drum sample from Keith LeBlanc's “Essential Trilogy”
"! WASTED !", "Naked Safari", "Taiho" recorded by FRANCESCO ZEDDE / SIMONE VASSALLO and mixed by SIMONE VASSALLO

Functional Stupidity by Tonto DROP

published April 22, 2022

Interview out now on Nikilzine

published February 20, 2022

Cerbiatto EP out now!

published October 25, 2021

Cerbiatto EP is out by Grandine Records

Artificial Stupidity out now!

published October 6, 2021

Commissioned by Interpenetration, Graz

First album by Suikeroom is out today!

published June 1, 2021

released June 1, 2021

Francesco Zedde - no input mixing
Lukas Simonis - guitar, blippoo box

Artwork by Francesco Zedde


New Tonto's release by Econore!

published May 17, 2021

Recorded live by Tonto at Freakout, Bologna, 8.9.2020
Mixed and mastered by Tonto in November 2020

Cover picture by Alessio Bucciero

released May 15, 2021

Venta Protesix drops Existential Dread Simulator

Video by Fra Zedde

Radio Buonumore drops Decalage Horaire!

Featuring ɪftitu hɑrts from Excerpts #4 by Tonto & 52HeartsWhale


Attenuation Circuit drops "lifeforms in​-​between vagabonding enemy​-​signal​-​to​-​interference"!

ANOTHER amazing compilation by Attenuation circuit. Second track is mine, Trotar was recorded live back in 2017 in Donostia at Mogambo

Chronic Fadigue drops North Western Raid by Diarrheal Blast!

New A.V. live streaming released by Threads Radio

"An eye popping coded A/V set full of thundering explosions of colour and sound." 12 hours, 24 explorations of sound. Artists as far and wide as Nairobi, Oregon, Russia, Portugal, Korea, all knitted together by spawned-from-lockdown collective XOLO. Half-hourly meanders ranging from ambience and abstraction, through beat-driven exploration, to cathartic noise. XOLO develops opportunities for sonic and visual artists at the forefront of creative exploration.

Klaustrophobie by Klang gathered V.A. out now

A new single by Tacet Tacet Tacet is included in "Klaustrophobie", a lovely compilation by the lovely people at Klang, Rome.

Skakki is the Icelandic word for "bent" or "pendant", this track was composed and recorded in the farm where Unnur Malin Sigurðardóttir, Arnar Sigurbjartsson, and their child Unnstein live, in the middle of the amazing Icelandic countryside, in June 2019