Asa Nisi Masa is out on Hyperdub in September.
Its Daniele Mana's second album in as many years for Kode9's label, following 2019's Seven Steps Behind. The Italian artist recorded the 12-track record late last year up through May 2020, mostly during quarantine.
He took the title from the iconic nonsense phrase Asa Nisi Masa, from Federico Fellini's 1963 film 8½. Musically, it looks back to Italian classical and soundtrack music of the '70s and '80s, Jon Hassell's groundbreaking Fourth World experiments and Ryuichi Sakamoto's 2017 album async.
Listen to the opening track, "Spin And Loops."
01. Spin And Loops
02. Move The World's Clock
03. Shrive Alone
04. Dormi Bene
05. Eterna Corrente
06. Berber Pendulum
07. Disordine al Disordine
08. Tentacle Daemon
10. Two Islands
11. I'm Not Here
Hyperdub will release Asa Nisi Masa on September 11th, 2020.