The duo of Samuele Strufaldi and Tommaso Rosati take a minimalist approach on 1.15K. With the former on piano and the latter on live electronics, they never quite write a melody so much as play as if they’re trying to recreate one they remember from a dream. The cryptic nature of this music creates an undercurrent of tension that builds slowly, but powerfully. It’s the sensation of staring at a bank of grey clouds and waiting for the sunlight to break through. Absolutely riveting.
ENG daily.bandcamp.com, Dave Sumner (feb.2020)