Inventing Masks

Inventing Masks, 2016

Inventing Masks is a new project from the experimental electrician Giuseppe Ielasi. The focus here is on beats and rhythms—but this being an Ielasi project, nothing is that simple. The patterns here are so slippery it's as if he's trying to make hip hop only using manual tape loops—it feels so human. Nothing fits exactly where it should, but then it reliably repeats in that asymmetrical spot. So the basic requirement of rhythm and beats is at once provided and subverted, simultaneously. The effect is delirious and addictive.