Born in Cairns, and now living in Brisbane, the creator of Dusty Fungus project, is many things when it comes down to electronic music. He is the. A self confessed gear addict who admits there isn’t many other things in the world that pleases him more than tweaking knobs, pushing buttons, pulling apart electronic devices, watching LED lights blink and meters respond to various inputs.
His initial introduction to music production and knowledge was through the piano at the age of 9. At age 15, as his musical tastes matured and diversified with he began playing electric guitar and programming Metal oriented beats in FL studio. After 3 years of guitar and little knowledge of the fret board, due to countless hours of time being spent tweaking FXs and spacing out with Feedback, Reverb, Delay and harmonics, he moved on from guitar and into the world of Synthesizers. This is where his desire for sonic landscapes flourished. Bringing us to his artistic project; Dusty Fungus and the latest Ep release, “Intonarumori”.
A quick browse on the Ep website, introduces us to some challenging descriptive words by the author: “In the noise-driven world of a not-so distant future, sound has become the dominant form of sensory perception. With ears more sensitive than eyes, the desire grows to inhibit an equivalent field of sound. The once aesthetically pleasing realm of traditional music becomes challenged by noise-generating machines capable of complex tonality and infinite timbre. As the deeply emotive and provocative nature of these new sounds is granted society’s favour, the future of humanity is celebrated. Now, the world will hear only the perpetual symphony of the Intonarumori.”
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After the written words, we move directly into the sound of the music, which is by no means less challenging than the words! The Ep, containing 3-tracks or rather three movements, namely, ‘The Anthropic Principle’, ‘Surreal Futurist’ and ‘Aphorisms and Interludes’ is a total trip through some of the deepest, grooviest and at the same time, adventuristic dubstep that I’ve heard to date.
“Intonarumori” is more than just a collection of sounds and rhythms, shoved through the electronic grinder. Each arrangement is unique in texture, style, and rhythm; each contains that ‘in your face’ attitude that only confident artists manage to transmit.
Among the common groove treatments, there are some prominent chill-out influences, electro breaks, wobbly bass and elements of ambient, minimal and industrial house. This body of work also contains significant traces of classical and neo-classical string arrangements thrown-in together, with the incredible resource of ideas, directions and styles incorporated by Dusty Fungus.
“Intonarumori” is a rather beautiful, enterprising and dynamic soundscape, that will make you wonder if you should get up and dance or stare out through the window in deep thought, or maybe both!
Highly recommended if you enjoy Skream, Boxcutter, Distance, Pinch and Burial, amongst others.
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