PublishedWed, 21 Sep 2016, 14:00
- tINI, Martin Buttrich and Enzo Siragusa have all collaborated on the Romanian duo's latest LP.
Livio & Roby will release their next album, Phantom Circle, on Desolat this month.
The Romanian techno duo's second LP is a concept album of sorts. "We find and an artist we like," they say. "And we convince ourselves we love their art—we forget to interrogate the melodies, to understand the harmonies, to feel the rhythm and connect with its soul. We learned to forget the value of it, we simply go by what we predict from the musician rather than what we actually hear and feel in the sound."
In an effort to challenge this, Livio & Roby have co-produced each track on Phantom Circle with one of ten different artists. They are Enzo Siragusa, Martin Buttrich, Guti, Julian Perez, Hector, Ryan Crosson, Cesar Merveille, Andrea Oliva and Premiesku. While these acts are named as collaborators on the album, the artist on each particular track is intentionally left anonymous. "By keeping the mystery on the identity of each co-producer, the duo is challenging their listeners to bypass the involuntary pre-conception and focus on the essential: listen and feel," the press release says.
The triple-pack vinyl edition of the album is due on September 26th, with a digital release to follow on October 14th. A tracklisting is yet to be revealed.
Stream tINI collaboration "Dimensioni."
Desolat will release Phantom Circle on September 26th, 2016.