- Words: Patrick Sisson
- Label: DSP
By using a moniker that invokes images of a tricked-out anime robot, Italian artist Maurizio Martusciello may give some the impression that he creates dense, crushing industrial tracks. His music-atmospheric recordings of gurgling static, almost ambient drums and ethereal synths-is actually quite the opposite. But the crushing part still applies. Over the course of Exceptio, Martusciello gradually pulls opposing sounds together, creating flashpoints of interest where friction creates crackling dissonance. Too bad many of these tracks linger without making much of the built-up tension. Opposites do attract, but without any guidance the spark fades.
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