Podcast #75 is a beautiful studio mix by Emanuele Pertoldi, also known as Shaded Explorer.
Shaded Explorer was born in a small village in the North East of Italy. As a child he had a strong passion for music, which gradually developed. The desire to learn continued through college, where Shaded Explorer earned a degree in Music Production in Bologna.
Sound research, creativity and passion are the keys of his tracks. He founded Evasion Room Records with Riccardo D’Agostini in 2011 and Evasion Room Live with Riccardo, Daniele and Andrea, a live act based on improvisations with just hardware and synths. Not content with that, he has formed other projects such as Tripsolate & Redundænt as well as Synkät.
In 2013, he started a new alias, S/EXP (Shaded Explorer), with the aim to represent himself in a more intimate way.
His description: “S/EXP lives in a place where the music is hidden behind a dense fog and dreams are suffocated by an unpromising reality. This stimulates him to continue his research of magical places around the world, from ethereal landscapes, deep cenotes or blue seas. In those places he discovered and created new sounds, melodies and rhythms that melted together create soundscapes for escape.”
The first S/EXP release is an album on Eclipse Music that was also played live at Club To Club in Turin, one of the best festivals in Italy. Following this concept in 2014 he founded his own intimate imprint Shaded Explorations.
2013 was important also for another new project, Mørk, with his Berlin-based friend Devincenti Francesco. The project is focused on hardware-only live acts too, but with a more experimental edge than the other projects. Field recordings, modular synths and textures are the keys of this new duo.