Die Schachtel presents an album by Switzerland-based composer, experimenter, guitarist and visual artist Luigi Archetti. Null is a monolithic, sinister and doomy drone masterpiece. Oscillating in filigree nuances, the modulation of a drone that seems to last an eternity alone indicates that the sense of real time has been canceled, while, at the same time, another acoustic track surfaces like a distant memory, only to disappear again. A universe of sound particles spreads out, in which the sounds provide no references to a possible location. What the ear might consider to be the crunching sound of snow crusts, the deep droning of ice breaking, the scraping of migrating glaciers is often merely an acoustic hallucination, while actually the sounds have been composed using the finest of sound particles, which Archettis ear has taken from completely different sources, such as the hum of generators, or the white noise of a blank video tape being played, or drone sounds created with the E-bow, which he extracts from his electric guitar (often with scordatura tuning). An intermediate realm is created in which acoustic sedimentations are layered into a sound tapestry so dense, that it feels like there is almost no air left to breathe or to hear with anymore. But it also draws one in like an invitation to journey further into unexplored regions, a journey through timeless and spare acoustic events with a rivetingly hypnotic effect. Housed in a deluxe tri-fold digipack edition. - Die Schachtel.