Heimito Kunst has issued two slabs of outre music utilizing synthesizers, church organs, bells, contact mics and found sound to create sheets of incredibly listenable and addictive works of instrumental music. The odd alto vocal here or guitar there are used to punctuate the dramatics for his 2021 debut on Dissipatio and his 2022 Shrimper release, both of which are now out of print. Kunst is part of a new collective of music makers in Italy that are forward looking, untethered to laptops to generate sound. This collaborative record by Kunst and Dennis Callaci features music written and performed by Heimito with Callaci’s lyrics and vocals punctuating the dynamics.

This LP only release spins songs that might be spotted wafting in the ether of Camberwell Now, Xpressway cassettes, E. Lonnie Methe viola or maybe Romy Schneider’s perfume in the 1980 film Death Watch. The vocals, vulnerable and emotive are layered over in red synth wallpaper, pulsating rhythms and ghostly piano lines with an odd guitar cry here or there from Callaci.

Callaci and Kunst will be doing European dates in the fall followed by a short west coast tour in the new year. This limited edition vinyl pressing is out June 28th and is available for preorder here and here.

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