In Paradisum Records is proud to present Luke Calzonetti’s fourth release on the label as ‘Run Dust’. ‘Banca Nazionale’ is an edition of 20 limited dubplate records accompanied by five bank bills realized by Luke Calzonetti and Thibault Proux.
Luke Calzonetti is a rare contemporary musician which showcases, song after song, an endless imagination. Rather than using everything that shines, Run Dust gently shakes the bottom of the tank of several genres to gather various precious materials and melodies.
He knows how to arrange them in proper, sinuous plots, far away from the actual reign of closed loops fascinated by their own charm. Listening to ‘Banca Nazionale’ feels witness to the awakening of an archaic and intimate imagination, like a conspiracy revealed and tenderly illuminated by spotlights and neons. The synthesizers, of which we never know if they are hardware, samples, or just hallucinations, appear first spry and the next minute threatening, now familiar and then strange. They behave like a syndicate of micro-organisms woken up from their torpor, which leads us to decide where the next events should go, events of which only they know the secrets.
As discreet witnesses of their palavers, we open our ears so we don’t miss a beat. We’re not lonely anymore. There is a hidden dimension in the folds of our common reality. It's ready to contaminate everything; to distort the walls like the flexible houses of Ballard's ‘Vermillon Sands’; to redraw the characters and monuments placed on the face of our bank bills ; to paint the horizons with colors which we had long forgotten about.
released May 13, 2019
Music by Luke Calzonetti
Counterfeit money by Luke Calzonetti & Thibault Proulx
Mastering by James Plotkin