1.Mount Kenya Imperial
2.Spectres of Mark
3.Södermalm Phantom Cab
‘Black Box Animals’ is the debut release from the Italian duo, Luton, formed in 2017 by Roberto P. Siguera and Attilio Novellino. The album is a textural feast of classically composed phrasing and heavily tar-coated mechanics. Crawling abstract electronic structures meld seamlessly into a wide array of electro-acoustics, built upon a fine edge that is focused on mood as much as melody. With each piece Luton deliver their own curious venom, striving for contrast, never settling into a predetermined genre.
Contradiction permeates ‘Black Box Animals.’ Caution and weariness are etched into its themes. Luton feeds this uncertainty with its ability to create deeply affecting landscapes, as isolated and claustrophobic as they are warm and disarming. Within these dim seductions, a perplexing balance resides, something so familiar and primal, yet in the same breath so foreign and cryptic. In truth, the more human, acoustic aspects of Luton’s sound are so tightly woven to that of the machine, one would be hard pressed to find any edges at all.
‘Black Box Animals’ was recorded around Europe with Luton Sinfonietta Orchestra, during several sessions of improvisation and post production in Stockholm, Manchester, Munich and Turin. In addition to the orchestral scores, written by Rob, both… more
releases April 27, 2018
Luton are Roberto P. Siguera and Attilio Novellino.
Strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion performed by Luton Sinfonietta.
Written and recorded between Sweden, U.K., Germany and Italy during spring/summer 2017 by Luton.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Trailer footage taken from “Chimney Nest” by Tyler Macri (vimeo.com/user32005353)
Additional trailer footage taken from the Prelinger Archives
© Luton / Lost Tribe Sound, LLC