2015, 31 years after its first appearance, Jovica Veljović has produced ITC New Veljovic, a completely revised edition of his first typeface, ITC Veljovic (1984).
Prof. Veljović has tapped into all the experience he has garnered over the past decades; by carefully adjusting the proportions of the characters he has provided the new typeface with a more harmonious presence. The serifs have been subtly curtailed and the letters made slightly more condensed. Some new features of ITC New Veljovic are the double-story “g” with its completely closed loop and the more open forms of the “c” and “e”.
In the italic variants, the latter is much rounder.
The new Condensed style saves considerable space when it comes to setting longer texts. The Display versions show off the striking, crystal-clear shapes of the design at their best in larger point sizes.1 heart
217 followers on Soundcloud, I feel almost privileged to be a part of this small bunch of fine listeners. ‘No Body’ is definitely a talent not yet emerged, or maybe he doesn’t want, I like to think that his nick was chosen because it is burdensome to find in Google.
Everything stops and is alive with No Body’s tracks in background.
His debut album The Uncanny Valley is out and you can buy/support it on Bandcamp.2 hearts
Crossing styles and boundaries, Holographic Codex is a mixture of atmospheric ambience, IDM sequences and psybient textures; these cult Italian musicians create a blending of ritualistic soundscapes and technogenic landscapes. Alio Die has over 60 releases, some on America’s Projekt Records and others on his own Hic Sunt Leones label. Montana recorded 5 collaborations with Pete Namlook on Pete’s German FAX label, plus released 10 solo albums with various European imprints.
On their first collaboration, Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà create transporting and alluring aural sceneries of evolving, intimate sounds. Featuring intriguing beats seldom heard on Alio Die albums and a greater use of textural, granular synths than past releases from Montanà, Holographic Codex is awash in mystical drones and cosmic impulses surrounded by subtle hints towards the atmosphere of the Renaissance.
Standout tracks include the early 70s Tangerine Dream-flavoring of “Silent Rumon” and the psybient escapism of the opener, “Muns de Etrah.”
Distant echoes of ancient monastery, choral voices of lost languages, and musical structures of shifting melodic and textural passages reveal that Holographic Codex is a secret code: a precise and skillfully crafted mantra of hypnotic sonic depth and symbolic fragments. A revealing listening experience.2 hearts