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Bruno Pronsato returns with his first new artist album in 6 years. Entitled US Drag, it’s the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Lovers Do— lauded by Pitchfork as a striking and massive statement,’ and decorated with a 4.5/5 rating by Resident Advisor. The new record, which finds the ex-punk rock drummer exploring dense, interlocking rhythms and unorthodox tuning systems, was recorded in Berlin during the second half of 2016, and features a collaboration with Liars’ frontman Angus Andrew. After the vast, complex arrangements of his previous albums, the 9 recordings on US Drag are relatively more upfront and direct, with a particular focus on bells, tuned percussion and the Sequential Circuits Six-Trak synthesizer (used to create many of the album’s synth parts). Pronsato’s ongoing collaboration with Yonatan Levi continues, with the Israeli bassist appearing on the album’s second track. PRAISE FOR BRUNO PRONSATO His music is worth the serious headphone scrutiny one devotes to a Pierre Henry or Eric Dolphy LP’ – XLR8R One of the most compelling artists in experimental house music / has a way of enveloping a space until everything else just feels inconsequential’ – Resident Advisor Amazingly fresh and joyously live’ / Wields silence as if it’s his own instrument’ – The Wire Electronic nonpareil’ – FACT Magazine
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