Alessandro Cortini has shared a video for “Lo Specchio,” the track is off Cortini’s forthcoming release Scuro Chiaro, on June 11, via Mute Records. The new video illustrates this perfectly as once again, Cortini collaborates with director Marco Ciceri and CGI creators Ciceri and Axel Schoterman for this journey through strangely familiar terrain.
The album’s title plays on the term for heavily contrasting light and shadow in painting and other visual arts. Cortini explains, Scuro Chicaro is the opposite of chiaroscuro [the use of light and shadow to give strong contrast], and in a way it shows that no matter how you order things there’s always going to be two elements that tend to be the opposite of each other that make up the truth—or make up everything.”
Cortini recently collaborated with electronic musical instrument manufacturer Make Noise to create a bespoke instrument and effects unit, Strega. “Strega is a successful attempt to condense my sonic aesthetic into a music making box,” Cortini says. “Throughout the time that I finished the record I was receiving prototypes, and their work was integrated on the record.”
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