These floating, immersive tape loops and analog electronics improvised sessions from Milanese experimental maestri Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti’s Bellows make Latency arrive in a place where the terrestrial logic of dance floor music dissolves into something more confusing.
The record starts with steady pulse, outlined by a muffled kick drum and something approximating a bass line. Over the top, smears of chords gleam ambiguously. On the B1 that pulse slows to a sombre crawl, which fades in slowly under baleful foghorn blasts. The rhythm seems to be fraying at the edges. It unravels further on the closing track, where an assortment of looped sounds – a plucked guitar string here, a machine-like beep there – cycle unevenly.