Daniele Santagiuliana - Dying Horses


An ominous cinematic mood permeates the whole track, treated with tape loops and an undanceable glitched rhythm in a vast background made of junk metal and humming drones, builds a solid and dark base of electronica, while the almost whispered and low vocals provide to nail the track in one of those personal, bitter dropout hymns, filled with nothing but nocturnal lights, heartbreak, and anxiety.

Music by Daniele Santagiuliana, video by Marta NoOne [WDGAF, Silent Chaos]

After appearing in more than 80 albums under different roles and monikers (Testing Vault, Anatomy, Albireon, Black/Lava, Pariah, etc.) in which he proved to be a versatile artist in the world of sound design and production, the Italian Daniele Santagiuliana this time choose to use his birth name to reveal what is his most personal work ever: “Confinement”. Bleak, hostile and cold are the first things coming in mind listening to this release – but, as every good release teaches us, under the surface, there are more layers to discover: the spoken streams of consciousness recorded during the first three weeks of lockdown in Italy by night showing some deep wounds of a person who’s dealing with loss at many levels, meanwhile the music shows some feeble spotlights where the listener can rest, and even enjoy it, although if it is not recommended for the faint-hearted. Conceived with a sort of cinematic breathe to it, this release proves the maturity of a fully grown-up author after years of tribulations and dealing with his own inner demons.

Released October 31, 2020

Recorded during MMXX Italian lockdown at AOSidereal Home studios

Song by Daniele Santagiuliana

Mixing and Mastering by Marta NoOne at Nyctophilia Home studios

Produced by We Don't Give A Fuck