After a hiatus of three years Inventing Masks aka Giuseppe Ielasi publishes his self-titled debut LP. ‘Inventing Masks’ comprises six concentric but slightly out-of-balance sound sculptures, equally inspired from generative composition, ambient music, and hip hop.
"Stands alongside some of the greatest loop-based records" - WIRE
"A scrappy tenderness that commands attention" - FADER
"Reveals new fissures and half-cut motifs with each listen" - BK
"Time-bending rhythmic introspection" - A Closer Listen
released February 12, 2016
All music by Giuseppe Ielasi
Photography by Yana Wernicke
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Who would have imagined Federico Durand as an appearance here (Third Dream)? The collaboration is enchanting.
Federico has a way with abstract but deceptively simple, nearly melodic single note patterns. That combined with Stephan’s multilayered drones…it just works at every level. Richard Erickson