Alessandro Cortini, best-known multi-instrumentalist from the band NIN is back with a new album “Fine” of his solo project SONOIO!
If you are interested in musicians that mainly use Buchla Synthesizers, you surely know the artist Alessandro Cortini and his works. If you do not know his solo works yet, then probably more as a musicians in the band Nine Inch Nails from Trent Reznor. Here he is a multi-instrumentalist and plays bass, Synthesizer or even with an old tape recorder.
After releasing more albums under his name in the last years, he has been working on a new album under SONOIO in recent months. The new release is called Fine and like the two previous albums has less experimental character but rather incorporates elements from the pop music without being such. So he sing on the album again and gives the typical Cortini sound a different touch. Who liked the last works, will not pass this new album in my opinion.
Prior to releasing a string of influential and widely acclaimed solo records under his own name on labels such as Important and Hospital Productions, Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) self-released two albums under the name SONOIO (“It’s Me.”) in 2010 and 2011 in limited runs.
Praised for their complex and rich pop sound, strong vocal delivery and thoughtful compositions with impeccable production values, SONOIO’s “Red” and “Blue” (and the accompanying remix albums “Non Red” and “Non Blue”) made heavy use of Cortini’s expert manipulation of the Buchla synthesizer, releasing the single “Enough”, and remixing Ladytron’s “Houdini” before setting off on tour in direct support.
As activity with Nine Inch Nails, the demands of touring, and his other solo endeavors began to pick up, production on the third and final SONOIO installment was delayed. In 2014 however, after years of silence, SONOIO posted the single and video for the song “Thanks For Calling” exclusively on sonoio.org and quickly reignited rumors and hope for the release of the third album.
Four years have passed since then, and Dais Records is proud to announce – finally – the exclusive release of SONOIO’s third and final effort: Fine, and the official re-release of the single and video for “Thanks For Calling”. Fine is the first SONOIO full length to be released on vinyl, with art direction and package design by Caspar Newbolt and photography by Matt Sundin.
Personal, layered and complex, “Fine” achieves greatness as both a singular example of deep and inspiring pop music, and as the final album – the closing chapter in the story of SONOIO.
Comes on standard black vinyl as well as limited editions on yellow (100 copies) and green (400 copies), as well as digital and compact disc formats.
More information here: Alessandro Cortini