After a decade’s absence, spent working in commercial sound design, New York based electronic musician and producer Joseph Fraioli returns to his Datach’i alias for a brand new album entitled ‘System’.
Featuring 16 tracks of beautiful yet unsettling electronic music recorded exclusively on a Eurorack Modular synth, ‘System’ will be released on August 19th via Venetian Snares’ Timesig imprint.
Speaking about the album Fraioli said, “I’ve spent much of the past decade building up my own sound design company, Jafbox Sound, and in recent years have become fascinated by modular synths. I’d been making a series of performance videos, showing how they work and that inspired me to start making music as Datach’i again. I suddenly realized I had a growing collection of tracks that worked together and had something new to say. Aaron heard some of them and encouraged me to start thinking of them in terms of an album and here we are.”
“Joseph’s special take on live modular production has had me really excited this past year,” explained Timesig’s Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares). “There were so many great tracks, it was nearly impossible to compile this album. I’m tickled he agreed to release them with Timesig!”
The first non-Snares-related release on Timesig, ‘System’ will be available on double vinyl, CD and digital download. Those who pre-order the physical release via the Planet Mu website will also receive a bonus CD featuring 19 more tracks recorded around the same time as ‘System’. In addition Timesig and Datach’i have partnered with TipTop Audio and everyone who pre-orders the album will also be entered into a draw to win a Z3000 Smart VCO oscillator and ‘Happy Ending’ kit, the perfect introduction to building your own modular system.
Having released 6 albums between 1999 and 2006 on labels including Planet Mu and Sublight, Fraioli has spent the past ten years running award-winning sound design company, Jafbox Sound, where his productions for film, TV and adverts have been recognized by the likes of the Cannes Film Festival and the CLIO Awards. In 2014, Fraioli also joined forces with Interpol’s Daniel Kessler, forming ‘Big Noble.’ Their freshman release entitled, ‘First Light,” combined Fraioli’s approach to sound design with Kessler’s guitar work to create cinematic, ambient soundscapes.
Datach’i – Monarchs from Joseph Fraioli on Vimeo.
01 In The Field With Brian
03 Synthetic Metals
04 Grabbed With Claws
06 Nebulae V2
07 Omni 2
08 VCO-2RM Acid
09 Ring Worm
11 Sick Face
12 West Peaks
13 Final Meta
14 Margin Of Error
16 Luminist Modular