[dropcap]Following[/dropcap] his tour in support of Trentemøller and the premiere of his video for Giungla ElettricaMatteo Vallicellithe Italian drummer and composer who is best known for being the live drummer of The Soft Moon, and Death Index, is streaming his debut solo record Primo ahead of it’s release on February 3rd via Captured Tracks.

The album is a minimalist exploration in the pulse and rhythms of synthesizers and drum machines through cinematic introspection.

Photo by Margot Pandone

For Vallicelli, the transition from playing drums in punk bands to sitting alone in his home studio—working on minimalistic electronic compositions, has dramatically shifted his music career. He says,

“Being in charge of everything can be disorienting. Having no other band members to work or fight with… I would end up with hours and hours of music that I was never content with, having the possibility to endlessly edit all the parts on my computer. It took me almost three years to learn how to limit myself, to finish up a project and move on to something else. But as soon as I mastered that, I was able to assemble my first album in something like four weeks.”




February 4th – Diagonal Club – Forlì, IT
April 12th – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
April 13th – Lock Tavern Festival – London, UK
April 14th – Magnetic Moon Festival @ Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
May 25th – Nuits Sonores Night 2 @ Le Sonic – Lyon, FR #