SIXTH MINOR is an Italian noise band consisting of Renato Longobardi, Andrea Gallo and Francesco Giuliano.
Inspired by many influences, most significantly post-math rock and electronic, the sound of the band is wholly original with a strong aptitude for research and experimentation woven in a matrix of power electronic, glitch, noise and industrial. They started initially as a duo in 2011 in Naples, Italy, with the collaboration of Renato and Andrea. The release of their debut album WIREFRAME in 2013, was followed by an intensive tour throughout Italy and included several live shows in the rest of Europe. The record was well received by numerous Italian and European Magazine and critics. At the beginning of 2015 the duo started recording Amygdalae with active support from Francesco Giuliano, who would later become a permanent member of the band.
Amygdalae is the second album by Sixth Minor published by the independent label Megaphone Records. The album focuses on experimentation in the field of synthesis and sound concatenation, creating a link between digital and acoustic rhythms, synthesizers, fragments of samples, guitars, noises, distortions and moods. The 56 minute noise album, consists of nine dark tracks which depict an immersive trip into the human psyche, where opposite emotions and feelings arise. Where logarithmic spikes rise to the climax of lifes primordial violence and then fall into the darkest spectra of the hidden recesses of the human unconscious. Amygdalae is the scary sound of the electrical circuit of our senses. A soundtrack of human paranoia, full of sideral emptiness for the unbridgeable misunderstanding of the space that is both outside and inside us.
All songs written and recorded by Renato Longobardi and Andrea Gallo. Produced by Sixth Minor and mixed by Francesco Giuliano at Red Box Studios, Naples, Italy. Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio, Nashville, USA. Artwork and layout by Renato Longobardi. Published by Megaphone Records, 2016. Distributed by AfricanTape.
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