Artificiero is my solo project of “electronic esoterica”, although other (more in-the-know), have labeled it “Avant Techno” or “Dark Dance”. It’s music intended to have a ritual component, and it’s also music that is neither mediatized by the dancefloor nor ignorant of it. Given my background as a rock musician I’m kind of allergyc to computers, so it’s all made using hardware.
I started the project in 2015 playing in a small club in Madrid. Since then, I’ve done a handful of live shows in very disparate places: clubs, art galleries, bars, auditoriums, movie theaters and open air not-completely-legal raves.
Early 2016 I released my first reference: a mini-album recorded in an old 8 tracks Tascam cassette machine and released also in cassette format by Verlag System, a label from Valencia specialized in underground electronica (kind of). One year later, my first album appeared, this time on vinyl. Called “Masa negra”, it’s the first reference of Discos Atónicos, a Berlin based label run by the well established in the European electronic scene (and good friend of mine) Alienata.