Silvia Kastel has been a fixture of the Italian underground since her precocious teens. She’s clocked up miles in Control Unit with Ninni Morgia, including collaborations with the likes of Smegma, Factrix, Gary Smith, Aki Onda and Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C). Through her own label, Ultramarine, she has released music by the likes of Raymond Dijkstra, Blood Stereo and Bene Gesserit. (In addition to all of this, she was a participant at the recent Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Berlin.)
Both solo and in her work with others, Kastel has explored the outer limits and inner workings of no wave, industrial, dub, extreme electronics, free rock and improvisation, with 2017’s Air Lows both her fullest and most refined offering to date, a work of vivid, isolationist electronics.