International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music
May 31, 2013, 22:30 - 01:00
Poring over Montreal experimental musician Francesco De Gallo’s voluminous discography reveals the breadth of his talent and interests – and a soft spot for twisted analog minimalism. De Gallo mostly records as Hobo Cubes (sublime gauzy synthscapes) but also releases under monikers such as Escapists (acid techno with Jesse Osborne-Lanthier) and Dozens (glowing psych pop with Ryan Connolly). He runs Hobo Cult Records, a label dedicated to limited edition cassettes. Heavily influenced by the electronic avant-garde, De Gallo is mostly drawn to improvisation and a mathematic exploration of music. After years of electronic exploration and untamed abstraction, Hobo Cubes is pushing the boundaries of his sound using waves of techno, house and glitch. A Certain Vastness zeroes in on the alienation brought on by De Gallo’s panoptic spiritual quest.