The Stroboscopic Artefacts boss will release a third album on his Berlin-based label.
Since Luca Mortellaro established his Stroboscopic Artefacts label in late 2009 the Italian’s profile has become equally formidable as the heavyweight he spars with like Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Marcel Dettmann and Perc. As a label, Stroboscopic Artefacts has helped cultivate the music of Xhin, Dadub and Chevel, providing those artists with impressive album releases, but moreover, all of Mortellaro’s long players, be it his solo alias Lucy or Zeitgebar project with Speedy J, come with the Stroboscopic Artefacts seal of approval. News has now surfaced Stroboscopic Artefacts will release Lucy’s third solo album, Self Mythology, in May, featuring additional contributions of improvised vocals, flute and additional percussion from Jon Jacobs.
The album follows the Churches Schools And Guns and Zeitgebar LPs from 2014 and 2013 respectively, and his debut Wordplay For Working Bees album from 2011 which to our ears is still withstanding the test of time. Tracks on Self-Mythology are said to refer to old legends and well-known fairytales, and an always-colourfully worded SA press release describes the album as “a meditation upon the reciprocity between personal hopes and fears and collective dreams and nightmares.” The music itself sees Lucy’s percussive streaks, complex polyrhythms and patterned ambience reach for new heights with the many fusions of what sounds like obscured Anatolian, African and Middle-Eastern chant and instrumentation.
Stroboscopic Artefacts will releases Self Mythology by Lucy on May 6.
A1. Baba Yaga’s Hut
A2. Dissonance Emancipation
B1. Vibrations Of A Circular Membrane
B2. A Selfless Act
B3. Meetings With Remarkable Entities
C1. A Millennia Old Adversary
C2. She-Wolf Night Mourning
D2. Canticle Of Creatures
Stroboscopic Artefacts on Juno