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Stream Carlos Giffoni's first LP in six years

May 2018

The California based producer presents Vain, his new analogue electronic album inspired by deceit

Venezuelan born musician Carlos Giffoni has more than 50 records to his name, including many collaborations. His latest solo album, Vain, ends the musical hiatus that followed Giffoni’s move to Los Angeles from New York, where he had played a significant role in the resurgence of the NY noise scene. Giffoni ran the No Fun festival and recorded with the avant rock trio Monotract, and in 2010 he released his solo debut Severance.

He describes his new album as the soundtrack to a fictional story about “a young woman with mysterious psychokinetic powers, lost in the deserts and beaches of California trying to find answers to her mysterious past”.

Reviewed in The Wire 412, Vain is released by iDEAL on 16 May. Giffoni also sat the Invisible Jukebox test in The Wire 310. Subscribers can read both articles via Exact Editions.


Great work, I really like "The Desert" and "We pay the Price". Very interesting sounds The Desert sounded like sand. Analogue electronic equipment seems to be making a come back I have always loved it.

This work has a nice balance, it sounds good even on a small device. That is something I will have to work on. Some of my music is on YouTube and Soundcloud but I don't seem to be able to get that balance without changing the music.

Nice one Carlos. The album sounds great.

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