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The artwork of this amazing 12" limited edition double vinyl combines the idea of male and female principles: through the music and its physical support - a turning disc - the two parts exchange their roles until the complete final blend: Tiresia's mythological experience. In the various depictions of the disc, the two colours continuously change position therefore playing a similar crossover without actually moving.
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«Ein schier unglaubliches Meisterwerk, das auch nach dem x-ten Hördurchlauf noch staunen hervorruft» - Kulturterrorismus
«This is an impressive experimental work featuring multiple sounds and noises. It all sounds like a sonic puzzle made of endless little pieces, which in the end create a compact sonic work» - Side-line
«Un truc de Suisses, inexplicable, transcendant et condamné à l'oubli. Chienne de vie» - Goute mes disques
«Una parabola sonora aliena » - Rockerilla
«Wow, das ist wirklich groß!» - Westzeit
«Vous voilà avertis. Les curieux et les dépravés peuvent tenter de se plonger dans cette œuvre dense et déconcertante, les traditionnalistes peuvent retourner gentiment à Status Quo ou aux Arctic Monkeys sans passer par la case Niton» - Music in Belgium
«L’infiniment petit tutoyant l’immensément grand, grattant à la porte des cieux pour y pénétrer sans bruit et fracas mais avec l’assurance de l’inusité. Magnétique» - SilenceAndSound
«Album impegnativo ma foriero di sorprese e soddisfazioni ad ogni passaggio» - Sentireascoltare
Tiresias is Niton's second album. It contains material collected and elaborated in little more than a year, fifteen months of intensive existential and poetic distress for each of the three members.
Compared to their first album, the communal musical attitude has evolved: the forms are more defined, the spaces are diluted, the sequence rhythmics have acquired more prominence, the instrumentation has amplified through new machines as for example the Theremin (the mellow glossy antenna) or the Memorymoog (the most powerful polyphonic synth).
Tiresia is greek mythological foreseer who lived for seven years of his life in the body of a woman. When Era – wife of Zeus – asked him whether sexual pleasures were stronger as a man or as woman, Tiresias replied without hesitation that if the pleasure of love was made up of ten parts, the woman would have nine and the man only one. Furiously she blinded him.
Tiresias is the only being to have incarnated the profound opposites. He experienced the unpleasant truth and told it. He overturned the the commonplace. Blinded, he saw beforehand the desert ruins of the human being.
These are the lands that Niton has recorded.
Niton is the documentation of a time and sound flow where three musicians meet and, other than talk, they play. The non verbal communication sees three different ways of analogic sounds converging together: classical strings, pre-digital keyboards and object material made into musical instruments. Three contrasting concepts of sound generation are combined into a flow of changing features: ambient, noise, experimentation, progressive and electronics are only some of the genres which emerge from the course of Niton.
released December 11, 2015
El Toxyque: electric marranzanu, mic'd fan heater, springs, oscillators, prepared six strings banjo, theremin, mystic pipe, loops, Ikea stereo delay, effects.
Luca Xelius Martegani: Roland SH-101, Korg MS20, Korg SQ10, DIY modular analog synth, Doepfer A-100, Korg Poly 800, Memorymoog, Xelius' Fuzz, sound direction
Zeno Gabaglio: electric 5-strings cello, effects, loops
Recorded between June and September 2014, between Switzerland and Italy.
Mix and stereo mastering by Xelius and Enrico Mangione at the Studio Sound art, Barasso (Italy).
Graphics by Alfio Mazzei.
This isn't the album you listen to tirelessly day in and day out. But that's not what they're trying to achieve, either. In Sun and Violence, Heroin in Tahiti act as shamans inviting us on an adventure promising to excite the chakra. Jakob Bellamy
One of the most thought-provoking political albums I've heard - the power mechanisms being critiqued are always just out of view, implied through seemingly overheard conversations and oppressive, claustrophobic electronics. A direct line could be drawn from punk to this via Swans' Soundtracks For The Blind, except here the anger of punk is completely dissolved into apathy and powerlessness. This is the perfect soundtrack to the modern political landscape. Lazarski