Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini Announces New Solo Album With A Brooding Track

The electronic artist premieres “La Sveglia” from his new Hospital Productions double-LP.

Alessandro Cortini, the technically skilled live-electronics artist who has been a part of Trent Reznor-led projects like Nine Inch Nails and How to destroy angels_ since 2004, has a new solo LP on the way. It's called Risveglio, and lead-off track "La Sveglia" is a six-plus minute exercise in shadowy ambience: Cortini arragnes an intentionally anti-climactic swarm of faded synths that echo like memories in an empty skull.

"It represents the whole record well, I feel," Cortini told FADER of the song. "It latches onto a sequence of notes while it evolves sonically, spectrally, and emotionally." Of the song's similar-sounding sections, he adds: "Repetition is obviously a theme I really enjoy, for better or worse. Repetition is bound to leave a mark on the listener. It can go either way, and I am fine with either." Risveglio, out July 27th, is Cortini's second release for Prurient's noise-centric label Hospital Productions. He'll create live, audiovisual performances of both records at the Berlin Atonal 2015, which goes down August 19th-23rd.

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Track listing:

1. Stambecco
2. La Sveglia
3. Rispetto
4. Dormiveglia
5. Lotta
6. La Meta
7. La Via
8. La Guardia
9. Posso
10. Ricadere
11. La Sveglia (Drum Version)

Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini Announces New Solo Album With A Brooding Track