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Useless Idea / Seven Nights Alone "[split]" (vinyl EP)

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Useless Idea / Seven Nights Alone "[split]" (vinyl EP)
Useless Idea / Seven Nights Alone "[split]" (vinyl EP)
Useless Idea / Seven Nights Alone "[split]" (vinyl EP)
Artist: Useless Idea / Seven Nights Alone
Title: [split]
Label / CAT#: Suction Records / suction054
Format: Vinyl EP / digital


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It’s been more than a year since our last release on Suction Records, and we’re excited to be back with the introduction of a new artist to the label’s roster. In fact, this split 12” serves as an introduction to both Useless Idea, and Seven Nights Alone, two aliases from the same Italian artist and producer, Cesare Bignotti. The split also serves as a taster for two forthcoming Suction Records full-length LPs, coming soon from both aliases.

Useless Idea, with previous under-the-radar cassette album releases on WéMè Records (2018’s “Acid Hologram”) and EVES Music (2020’s “Xa Peh”), has been quietly recording his own brand of inventive, playful, and melodic IDM/braindance for more than 20 years. We’ve been slowly compiling Useless Idea’s debut vinyl full-length for several years now, and the resulting  “Glitch In The Colors” will be released later this year on 2LP vinyl, covering the span of his 20+ years of recording. From “Glitch…” we’ve included standout cut “Mello Tron” alongside two tracks that are exclusive to this split 12”.

Seven Nights Alone is a more recent alias, and outside of 1 track released on a compilation, this marks the new alias’ debut release. There is an undeniable Boards Of Canada influence here, but this is a unique and sophisticated take on BOC’s woozy and melancholy electronica. Both “Soft Where” (a menacing, futuristic instrumental hip hop killer) and “Walkman” (like a BoC “Campfire Headphase” outtake but on an optimistic tip) are taken from Seven Nights Alone’s debut 2LP vinyl full-length “Another Place”, to be released on Suction Records in 2023, alongside a 3rd track that’s exclusive to this split 12”.


Useless Idea side A:
A1. Mello Tron
A2. Coloured Liquid
A3. Trustable
Seven Nights Alone side B:
B1. Soft Where
B2. Newt
B3. Walkman (version)

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