during his university studies in multimedia communications at the
Faculty of Design in Milan (his hometown), Matteo Uggeri
- aka Hue - started making musical/sound experiences using an old
PC and creating rhythms putting some sticky tape on vinyls: this is how
a cheap and extreme project made in collaboration with his friend Camillo,
Since 1995, along with Agostino Brambilla and all the other artists
that joined in later (Xo, Lu, Lele and Cris),
he released a lot of songs and albums with the New Wave / Industrial /
Rock band Norm,
which is still alive and kicking nowadays.
purchased a new powerful PC (for those days - 1995), he began experimenting
with sound editors cutting and pasting in a 'visual way' to build rhythms
and overlaying sounds through mixing/paste special features.
of this slow and often stressing work was Nervous
System Overload, now available on request as the sixth disc of
Inner Photographs. This
new musical project was called Normality
/ Edge and was obsessively focused on the bound of what people usually
conceive as normal or ab-normal.
times he was influenced by the old industrial generation (Throbbing
Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, Controlled Bleeding) and by the 80s
Gothic / New Wave music (The Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division...).
with Marco Volpi (Happiness Repealed), he founded the EBM
where he singed and screamed. Thanks to Volpi he started using
a PC sequencer that soon became Normality / Edge main instrument.
In 1999 Hue
changed his mind and 'soul' and stopped making music using the Normality
/ Edge and Human Against Hope monikers.
Now he works
at the Politechnic of Milan as a graphic and teacher, and keeps on producing
music with Sparkle
the Normality / Edge opera omnia in late 2002, Afe released the Sparkle In Grey debut album in April 2005.
"Early Poor Loops For Krishna", a MiniCD-R Card containing some of Der Einzige's very first short recordings, was released by Afe in April 2007.