Berlin via New York producer Curses AKA Luca Venezia has carved out a signature sound over the last two decades, combining elements of post-punk and new wave with dark heady electronics. These influences stemmed from his youth and have since played a big part in his approach to production, as well as the music he supports through his label Ombra International, a platform for artists who blend psychedelic guitars with the darker reaches of disco and electro.
To date the label has supported the likes of Mondowski, Cannibal Ink, Theus Mago and Local Suicide, with a few appearances from Venezia, whose productions have also taken him to Bordello A Parigi, Snap Crackle & Pop and Dischi Autunno, to name but a few.
Ahead of the release of Timothy Clerkin's Unborn Remixed EP on Insult To Injury, which Curses lends his remix talents to, Luca takes us through some of the sounds that shaped him...
Koyaanisqatsi Trailer (Criterion)
This movie is so timeless. One of my all time favourite films capturing beauty in destruction. If you haven’t seen this already, please please do. It is especially relevant today, given the critical state the human race has put upon Earth. The hypnotic soundtrack alone, by the master Philip Glass, is one of my favourite modern classical works as well.