Turin based, Italian boutique tape label Commando Vanessa is going to celebrate one year of bold off-kilter sonic meanderings with an intriguing tape compilation called “Mansplained!”, due to be unleashed on tape and digitally on January 28th, 2021, with each track accompanied by a video, featuring diverse artists from all over the world, such as Romania’s Lila Putana, the first to be unveiled, L.A.’s Flawed God, Brussels’ Techno Thriller, and Berlin-based The Marquis just to name a few…
WL//WH is very pleased to join the feast with the premiere of the visuals, created by Greta Oto, for the eerie cinematic score “The Shadow Valley” by Black Propaganda, the musical project of Julián Vásquez from Antioquia, Colombia.
The debut LP “Manipulación” came out on Subsuelo – a sublabel to the local Ediciones Éter. Several other self-released albums from this prolific artist have turned up during 2019-2020 – the latest of which is “School of the Americas”.
Black Propaganda using modular synthesizers, strength patterns and broken rhythmic structures creates a dense and disturbing atmosphere as a reflection of the psychological mechanisms used to spread the ‘big lie’, false fabrications and deceptions that bombard us day by day.
The Colombian artist operates also under the alias of “Manos Brujas” with which he just released his debut album “Sangre de Oro” on Pinkman Digi Lab series.
DIY video captures the paranoid moods of the ominous bass vibrations with carpet digging obsessions transparently overlain in political unrest, bloody violence, and cryptic codes to formulate a visually disturbing combination of images in sync with the sinister drone and harrowing strains of the soundtrack. Zoom lens hovers uneasily over finger pressure repetitions while icy bright synth bursts flutter hypnotically to draw the viewer into a compulsive hysteria slowly layered with universal depictions of menace creating an undulating flow of toxicity reminiscent of NIN cinematic scores.
The diverse, colorful, exaggerated, intimate, political, sexy 14-track compilation “Mansplained!”, is slated for release on tape and digitally on January 28th, 2021 via Commando Vanessa label Bandcamp. LET THEM MANSPLAIN!
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