You are across the road, staring into a building. It’s dark outside, and you can just make out a light shining inside from a distant window. Stromboli’s self-titled debut EP is that light: a dense, ambient, propulsive opera created over the course of two years in Bologna, Italy.
The man behind Stromboli is inspired by limitations: it’s his area of expertise, and gives him confidence. For him, balance and composure are mental states. Describing boundaries and territories through drones, city-dwelling rhythms, noise landscapes and elegant melodies, Stromboli defies what is traditionally associated with the ambient genre by creating a beautiful, dark, psychedelic, rotating world.