Not Waving is the solo alias of London-via-Italy producer and Walls member Alessio Natalizia, an ambitious project through which he’s been tirelessly churning out woozy analogue electronics. Since 2013, Natalizia has released the murky atmospherics of debut Umwelt, followed by the sublime, cassette-only Redacted and the hazy, stargazing experiments of his Human Capabilities album. Each of these showcased his impressive stylistic scope, but it might be on the Voices series, initially a trio of low-key cassettes that were recently compiled into one release, that you can successfully gage the breadth and depth of his musical experiments. His evocative analogue electronics swerve from wistful ambient to jerking EBM slammers, a style soon to find a fitting home on his closely affiliated label Diagonal. His mix for us is more of the same: pulsating industrial rockets, propulsive EBM stompers and corrosive noise-techno, with a smattering of naughty samples that might make you double take. NSFW.
Not Waving plays live as part of the Diagonal showcase at Berlin Atonal, 19 – 23 August.