Black Engine

2007
Italy

Conceived by Eraldo Bernocchi, Massimo Pupillo, Jacopo Battaglia and Luca Mai aka Zu, Black Engine is form/non-form.

Shape deconstruction, harmonic and sonic plastic surgery. Too late emergency care unit. Malformed patient, but alive. Genetic manipulation of jazz, rock, dub, electronics and noise, itself for itself, thus, Black Engine.
Self generating interference. Refuses the genre, even the simple “genre” word.. It doesn’t need any reason to exist because of its engine essence.

The meeting of 4 sonic navigators with a long experience. 4 minds who, project after project, interfaced their creativity with different sound worlds every time, just following the path of research and evolution. Without compromise nor rest. Fast blasts leave space to ambient openings, metal and hard-core echoes open in silent wounds. Self sufficient sonic hypnosis. Giant, merciless, and noisy Black Engine sometimes uses videos or/and special guests.

It deconstructs itself event after event mutating toward sonic forms more and more intense; unknown consequences for a sonic experiment. From jazz to hip pop, from industrial to ambient, during all these years Bernocchi and Zu explored new territories playing and improvising with an endless series of italian and international artists. Enriching themselves with experience, estimating each others from a distance.

Until today, a deadly meeting. Black Engine is sonic catharsis longing for a planned derailing in border-less spaces.

Ku Klux Klowns

wal088
April, 2007
CD
10 tracks
43 minutes

Black Engine features 3 members of the Italian jazzcore/experimental band Zu, (Luca Mai – alto & baritone saxophone, Massimo Pupillo – bass guitar and Jacopo Battaglia – drums) and Eraldo Bernocchi.

Genetic manipulation of jazz, rock, dub, electronics and noise, itself for itself, thus, Black Engine. Self generating interference. Fast blasts leave space to ambient openings, metal and hard-core echoes open in silent wounds. Musical approach is very similar to Zu, but exploring more into free jazz and sometimes metal-drone-jazz. Comparing with Zu, they are really more brutal and radical in moments.

Great listening for fans of Zu and Naked City.