Maria Chiara Argirò x Terracassette
“I think she’s gonna blow your mind” BBC’s Maryanne Hobbs
"A hypnotic beat and swelling synth pads." FADER
“No sound or style is off limits for Maria Chiara Argirò” UNCUT
"drifts between club culture's left-field aspects and jazz improvisation" - CLASH
“The Italian composer conjures mysterious, aquatic undulations” The Guardian
"There’s no escaping the gorgeous spell Argirò casts." Pitchfork
Following the release of her critically acclaimed album Forest City, Maria Chiara Argirò recently announced a remix package of some of the album's highlights. For the second installment, Terracassette deconstruct the ethereal album standout ‘Greenarp,’ building it back up into a club-ready IDM burner. This follows ‘Clouds’ which was recently remixed by Atlanta's electronic funk wizard Byron the Aquarius. The remix gained spins on BBC 6 Music and KCRW.
After quietly weaving her way around the UK jazz, classical and electronic worlds Maria has cemented herself as a key player in the capital’s multi-national jazz scene. Maria has released a few solo and collaborative records (Flow was The Guardian’s jazz album of the month and nominated as album of the year in the Jazz Revelations Awards), but on her latest album Forest City it feels like the turning of a page as she liberates herself from the structures of jazz.
On Forest City, Maria found a glistening thread between these movements: where jazz meets Kelly Lee Owens, Jon Hopkins and Radiohead. It’s a concept record, about the “duality of nature and city”, where organic sounds and textures seem to flow above the urban sprawl.