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.