PETROLIO is a solo project started in 2015 by Enrico Cerrato. Over the past few years, the artist released a number of singles, EPs, and albums, touring all across Europe and sharing the stage with the likes of Lingua Ignota, Of the Wand & the Moon, Winterkälte, Uochi Toki, Bologna Violenta, Mai Mai Mai and Pankow to name but a few.
By 2018 the Piedmont-based artist already had a number of high-profile collaborations under his belt with the likes of Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Aidan Baker (Nadja), as well as many well-known artists from the Italian noise/industrial/experimental scene such as Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (Almagest!, Blind Cave Salamander, Coypu, Larsen, XXL), Sigillum S, Stefania Pedretti (OvO, ?Alos) and Mai Mai Mai. He also curated a number of compositions designed for contemporary theatre shows such as Angela Teodorowsky‘s Intramoenia and a new interactive show, which will debut in 2021. The artist worked for the movies as well by creating the soundtracks of The Tale Of The Idiot by Seth Morley and Film Fantasma (Episodio 5: Respira) by Gabriele Di Benedetto “Akab” produced by Carboluce.
The single ‘El Silencio‘ is out now!
PETROLIO will release a new EP entitled ‘Club Atletico’ on the 5th of March @ Depths Records. The EP is named after one of the detention centers established by the Argentine dictatorial regime in order to torture political dissenters. ‘Club Atletico’ is the result of the artist’s intimate research in the field of imprisonment. Inspired by the movies of Marco Bechis about the Argentine dictatorship, the EP translates the tragedy of the Dirty War onto the sonic perspective.
Each track was composed using a mix of digital and analog equipment. In ‘Club Atletico’, the musical flow is spontaneously generated through experimentations on new analog and virtual samplers, which aim to create dark and evocative atmospheres. The compositions are set to be enriched by vocal lines in the future. To this extent, the artist states: “my need to also deliver a message will be molded in the future, through the addition of lyrics”