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There are multiple artists named Umberto:

1) Umberto is a one-man band, that man being Matt Hill, live collaborator / touring member of Expo '70. While Expo '70 has proven to be especially adept at channeling the heavy kosmiche bliss of prime 1970s krautrock a la Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, Umberto is equally savvy at conjuring the dark, suspenseful soundtrack-y sounds of Goblin and the like. With, some cosmic Klaus-y krauty-ness thrown in as well.

2) Umberto is Gina Pensiero's solo project. Umberto's lineup is ever-shifting based on geographical location. Songs range from heartwrenching testimonial sin...

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Claudio Rocchetti (IT)

claudio rocchetti: inside the body of sound

The work of Claudio Rocchetti is a deep plunge into thick sound, investigating its innermost workings. Using a variety of devices such as turntables, audio cassettes, samplers, radios, and microphones, often incorporating other objects and traditional instruments, Berlin-based Rocchetti builds compelling structures that employ sound as sheer matter, mass, and impact. “I have a very direct approach to sound, trying to act on instruments and devices,” he says.

The tarry, mesmerizing hues that characterize his “music objects” are grounded in layers of sound detritus, as in his 2003 solo albums, The Work Called Kitano, on Bar La Muerte, and But Speak Fair Words, on S’Agita. Th...

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Mai Mai Mai (IT)


Johannes Bergmark