Somnoroase Pasarele is Gili Mocanu, a visual artists who lives and works between Constanta and Bucharest in Romania. His second album on Baba Vanga – CO is relentless and gentle, subdued and buoyant at the same time.
Following on from his 2013 debut ABECD, the so-called aleatoric techno of Somnoroase defies categorisation – techno, post-punk, experimental electronics or noise would be too restrictive and inadequate as labels. His music is an enigma, and it doesn’t strive for understanding.
1 x 3 x 5 x 5: In a hall of mirrors, Somnoroase’s music – wrapped in a layer of impenetrability and urgency – is a mirage, it seduces and pushes away at the same time, it is close, but far. It’s within a hand’s reach, but when you grab it, it slips out of your hand before you even think about it. It marches on, and lingers the next minute, a tiger and a cat in one body.
In line with combinatorics, this sophomore selection of Somnoroase’s output comes packaged in a mathematically singular shape.