On April 25, 2016 a New Artist Mystery Batch was unveiled. Two new artists were ready to share their sounds with the world. No information was revealed: no names, no sounds, just the opportunity to support and be in the group of people who ultimately created two sold out releases within 24 hours time.
Italian artist, Gaetano Cappella's debut Maiella is a cassette dedicated to and inspired by his birthplace of the same name. Cappella equally holds strong feelings for his process of drone creation. All the sounds on Maiella were solely created by him with guitar, natural ambience and a cassette recorder. Like most drone releases there is a darkness to the recordings but you can also feel the spiritual quality they have, as though you were atop the highest peak of a mountain as it moaned and wailed it's first sounds after a thousand year slumber.
released May 17, 2016
“I would like to thank the sound engineer Luigi Caprara and his ‘lunchbox study"’for his help with this recording and my family: Mark and Claudia - love them.
To Maiella, I dedicate this project, so that his breath will reach as far as possible, and blend in with the moans of the other natural beauties of the world, until one day there will not be a single cry of revenge against man.”