Holy Similaun is Alberto Bertelli (b. 1996), an Italian musician and sound designer currently based in Treviso.
H—S operates under blurry skies, polluting semantic memories with augmented-nostalgia and a sense of failure of the collective, but managing to see a possible future through suburban fractures.
Far from being a mere technical exercise with an objective look, H—S emotionally dilates inside an intimate inner space as to want to reach a more intensive zone beyond – outside – standard perceptual thresholds.
His first full-lenght, En To Pan, applies chaos electronics to de-constructed jungle and industrial power-outs, creating a hyper-technological version of a decaying future suffocated by waste, engrossment and disgust.
After his last release got Aphex Twin’s seal of approval with tracks featured in his-majesty’s dj-sets, H—S debuts on OOH-Sounds with a new EP, Hegenrax.
The work attempts to explore the fascination for contradiction and the opposites in a conceptual framework by ideally contrasting a motor disorder (Apraxia) caused by damage to the brain and a controlled chemical reaction (Heterogeneous Catalysis), and places its music where the boundary between the two fronts merge.