‘I think the most representative songs are the ones with an element of internal tension’ | Interview with IL COSA

Noisy, saturated, glitch sounds and a futuristic dark synth line. Experimental electronic that requires your active participation.

Read our interview with IL COSA below.

Describe your sound in three words please!

Alternative electronic music.

Nullipotent is part of your album Iato. What is the main concept of this album?

I went through a very intense period of production, in which I explored different workflow and sounds, so Iato is a collection of collabs, b-sides and experiments, mainly created during the 2020 lockdown. I thought about the tracklist to offer an inspiring listening experience.

Your music has an experimental touch. Should music as a form of art should always challenge the listener?

Music as form of art should always challenge itself, I think this is the only way to create a real challenge for the listener. I’m the kind of listener who likes to be impressed and inspired, but music is also entertainment so it’s ok to have music just to have fun too.

Which of your own songs represents you the most?

I think the most representative songs are the ones with an element of internal tension, like Nullipotent or Razza di idiota from Iato, ENEMY or Bohème from Testone.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Probably the biggest challenge for me is to release music today that I will be proud of in the future. Another hard one is to keep doing high quality music while doing another day job.

What kind of music does the average Italian listen to?

The average Italian listens mainly to artists who have come out of talent shows, but songwriters and IT pop have an important audience too. Youngest people listen to Italian trap a lot.

Who is your favourite artist so far?

I’m passionate about a lot of things so it’s hard to pick a name or two, but the artist who inspires me the most right now is probably Jon Rafman. Speaking about music my main inspirations are Autechre and Fugazi.

What are your future plans?

I will publish another work before the end of this year, made while I’m working on Iato. In the meantime I’m working on the setup for live performance.

One last thing we should know about you, that is not related to music?

I make my living as web developer, I’m really into horror movies, underground comics, retrogames, demoscene and other forms of digital art.

Thanks IL COSA!

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