Audio-visual artist Russo today shares an immersive new cut from his forthcoming debut EP Wild Metals, released June 9th on Valcrond Video, the label run by fellow sound and image artist Luke Wyatt (Torn Hawk). The track premiered via XLR8R and is available for free download via the site here. Wyatt and Valcrond Video are eager to endorse and distribute this latest report on cross-modal perception, a true exercise in synesthesia.
Russo (Ari Russo) is an NYC based multi-artist whose engagement with abandoned media finds an outlet in the video bursts he culls as OfficeFern. As a programmer, he's produced innovative music generation tools such as the Diamond Arpeggiator. He returns to his own music with this collection of challenging and transporting structures.
Wild Metals evokes black plastic electronics overgrown with ferns and orchids. The breed of black plastic that Russo and Wyatt both found sinisterly inserted into the grid of their childhood. It provided the skin for some of their favorite toys, and its general resonance was aligned with the fast cars, women, architecture that dominated their imaginations.
Wild Metals EP track list:
2. PM Enterainment
3. Black Plants
4. Purple Earth