Frank Riggio ‎– Texturtion EP + Distosolista EP

DeepVast ‎– VAST001
CD, Compilation, Digipak


1 Textured Opener 2:25
2 Soul Immersion 3:46
3 Visual Aura 3:34
4 Poor Gear Panoply Ears 3:08
5 Close To Her 3:18
6 Dud 3:20
7 Path Reflected 3:02
8 Eclipsed By Its Star 3:33
9 DongDongDong 4:43
10 Derozen 4:21
11 Ten Aura 3:04
12 Repeat Contagious 2:55
13 Morphing Bass 2:54
14 Casts Your Eyes To The Sky 3:24
15 Beat Wing 5:12
16 Textured Ending 2:04


  • Written-By, Producer, Engineer, Mastered By, Artwork By, PhotographyFrank Riggio


EP1: Texturtion EP (track 1 to track 8 - 25mn 50s)
EP2: Distosolista EP (track 9-16 - 28mn 23)

I wanted something really textured/distorted for that double EP so I simply based the creativity into morphing, vocoding, filtering & trashing technics using both old & modern synthesizer, hardware & software. Somehow tried to use ‘vintage’ methodologies in modern context/environment

Written, produced, engineered & mastered by Frank Riggio
From October 2009 to January 2011
Installation & photos by Frank Riggio
Double EP / DeepVast 2011 / catalog: VAST001
(c) & (p) 2011 DeepVast


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October 9, 2011
Well, well, well... Frank Riggio managed to release not one, but two EPs, both clocking in a bit under half an hour, with eight tracks each, conceptually planned to be released on a single CD, on his very own label, DeepVast. On my last review of Frank Riggio's album, Anamorphose (which, was also released by the earlier mentioned Spectraliquid), I drew direct parallels between him and Amon Tobin. And it seems that with this double EP, Riggio was able to perfect that formula, and, more importantly, find his very own sound. Elements of electronic instrumental hip-hop (think Brainfeeder's dirty lo-fi sound mixed with Glitch Mob's head bopping beats) permeate through IDM distorted, textured bricolage, with just a pinch of dub roaring flavah, and DSP-rich crisp production. Riggio drips with creativity. It oozes from every bit-crushed filter, leaving no knob unturned, no [brain/prison] cell unhinged. From Texturtion (a morph between "texture" and "distortion") to Distosolista (a morph of "distortion" and "solista" ['solo' in Italian]) and back, in whichever order you prefer, the duo of EPs is a special treat for all the members of the triple-A: an Anarchist's hymn, an Audiophile's delight, and an Addict fix. Grab your digital copy directly from Frank Riggio's bandcamp. Don't forget to read Two and a Half Questions with Frank Riggio.