Andrea Belfi Reveals Solo Record, Ore

May 09, 2017 Premiere

Photo STEVE GLASHIER

Longtime Erased Tapes label manager Sofia Ilyas has just the right record to launch her new Float imprint: Ore, the latest electro-acoustic LP from drummer extraordinaire Andrea Belfi. Due out May 26th, the solo effort finds Belfi fusing his centrifugal beats with a deceivingly simple sampler/modular synth setup. Recurring Nonkeen collaborator Nils Frahm also mastered the entire affair, so you better believe it sounds airtight.

“When I started the record,” explains Belfi, “I really wanted to find something very direct. I was looking for something very raw, something sonically and acoustically complex. The title Ore was suggested by my wife. I had to look up the meaning and loved the concept—something raw that you can extract, and the refinement into a precious material. It’s a very simple metaphor but there’s a lot there.”

Presenting the official video for “Lead”….

Andrea Belfi Ore cover

Andrea Belfi
Ore
(Float, May 26th)

1. Anticline
2. Iso
3. Lead
4. Volume
5. Syncline

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