Ecstatic Computation is the Italian composer's third album, following 2017’s Patterns of Consciousness via Important. Over six tracks, Barbieri explores both machine and human intelligence, memory and perception, inducing ecstasy and trance through complex, minimalistic, and psychedelic synth arpeggios. We're told that the fast permutation of patterns creates a state where time stands still whilst simultaneously being in motion.
Vocals on track four are performed by Annie Gårlid and Evelyn Saylor.
Vienna’s Editions Mego is relentlessly releasing some of the best experimental music around. The label has released works by Christian Fennesz, Mika Vainio, Klara Lewis, Russell Haswell, and more.
02. Spine of Desire
03. Closest approach to your Orbit
04. Arrows of Time
05. Pinnacles of you
06. Bow of Perception
Ecstatic Computation LP lands May 3, with "Fantas" streaming below, and pre-order here.