About a034
a034 live @ macao 2017. video report by ursss.com

About a034.

a034 is the electronic music solo project of stefano pulici, based in milano, italy.

born in 1995 with a very row set-up, this moniker has always been a musical project based on bringing out the best I could from the instruments I owned in every moment of the evolving process.

at first I used to play home, then I got pushed out of my house by my old time friend bruno dorella, when he decided to produce my first lp on his newborn label (tijuana rec, the embryo of the italian cult label bar la muerte): from that moment I began publishing records and proposing livesets.

I started using the grandpa fast tracker, together with heavy synth and pedals, kilos of wires and ready-to-everything shoulders. my setup changed many times passing through grooveboxes and laptop with controllers. Then, after I assumed that playing live with a laptop I was representing nothing more than a jukebox to the most of the audience, I got back to hardware and today I perform my music with hardware lo-cost machines and some diy pedals and synths. I try to manage an unpredictable mahyhem of variables avoiding the use of sync cables.

During the years I have been collaborating with many entities out there and took part in some musical and artistic collectives: I played live inside the acid drops crew, a group devoted to free parties with a very trippy and dark-psychedelic soul, I co-founded with many artists the v.a.l.i.s. collective, who did some big events in Italy with robotic performances during the musical acts, I partecipated to the big artistic collective no human no cry who did some big festivals in small italian villages as giucano and lucchio + some big events and festivals in squatts.

I also collaborated with many artists such as bbs, skeeme, bruno dorella, hyena, mbst8, kimera, ludmila, nachtwandler, luca valisi, ovo, allun, ?alos, endrago, zona mc, lfo demon, ronin, femina faber, nyuchin, ripit, tzii, davich, synthelabo, bugo, julie’s haircut, everest magma, katherine betteridge, mumba jumba, uoki tochi and many others.

In 2008, let’s say the most recent years, I co-founded the rexistenz records label and underground collective, with pablito el drito, hyena, mbst8, manual destruction, opser and degrade, that today has a production list of nearly 50 records/cds/digital releases. Worshipping the beauty of confusion, border breaking, contamination and structure demolition our aim is to produce the music we like.


Other projects

Figli di Diapa

Project based on impro ambient-noise live jamming with Hyena and Mbst8.
We have been playing live many times proposing a trippy mixture of drones and rhythms.
Listen: LIVE-1 | LIVE-2

Alice and her boyband

Pop-tekno-punk project with Kimera (Alice), Hyena and Mbst8.
Live fast, die young: this project lasted few years in which we had a lot of fun mixing pop and borderline electronics on the words of our princess Alice. Also this project have been mainly a live-impro band.
We have been playing live few times, including a really mad gig at Tacheless (Berlin).
Listen and watch: LIVE @ COX18

Nuke Satori

This has been my long lasting project with my friend BBS, Bluesman from Imperia.
We have been playing livesets at freeparties, in clubs, pubs, squats, houses of friends and anywhere we couldd make noise. At first we used MIDI to sync my grooveboxes to BBS’ laptop, with a great lag of time, so without a real success. So we threw away cables and began playing rnr style: stop’n’play… manual sync became one of our main features and we have been able to manage it in front of many audiences.
We also produced some tracks that were put out by labels like hydrophonic and blackqirex and we published a 12″ vynil on the sforzesco incisioni label named “hands on imperative”.
When we finished playing live we began producing music and involving friends in musical abuse converting our mission into a “web label” based on free download.
Since nukesatori.org is no more online I saved the page so that the productions can stay downloadable: they are HERE.
Listen to some of our music: NUKE SATORI LIVE

Sixfigurenigga

Nuke Satori was never tired of improvisation. Sixfigurenigga was a trio that involved Skeeme, owner of Hydrophonic Records, the DJ that decided to add more chaos to Nuke Satori’s chaos.
We have been playing live in many occasions with a mixed setup in which nuke satori’s mixer was sent to the Skeeme’s dj mixer and he used to mix our 180 bpm hard techno to raggajungle, junglist, breakcore, drum’n’bass, tekno and even pop records.
Sometimes we were submerged in a total madness in which we coould not manage what was wrong or out of tempo, but believe mee, when we were synched it was a blast.

Lava

This is the moniker of the ambient-noise duo a034 and bruno dorella.
Under this name we have partecipated to some very interesting production on some of the most creative labels in the noise scene, such as radon (usa), napalmed (cz) and rarefazioni uterine (it).
We did just one concert, in occasion of the first power noise massacre festival at s.q.o.t.t.