Released at the tail end of 2023 on Knekelhuis, 'Permanent Rain' by XIII is best described simply as 'luminous.' The album is a concoction of mutant raga, neofolk, and Celtic fantasies, where cavernous rhythms and contemporary electronics intertwine with mysticism. XIII, also known as Alessio Capovilla, is a producer and one of the minds behind the multidisciplinary Gang Of Ducks label, on which he debuted with 'No (The Relative Effect of Explication)' in 2015. Moving through hazy clouds, Capovilla enacts pagan rituals using sound synthesis, computer manipulation, and field recordings. Opening portals between different sonic styles, his music is elusive yet deeply entrancing, defying easy categorisation.
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