[artists] normality / edge

Normality / Edge

Releases on Afe:
Inner Photographs [afe50010]

Related releases:
A.A.V.V.: Teddy Bear Remix Project [afe024box]
A.A.V.V.: Teddy Bear Remix Project [afe024mp3]
De Fabriek: Quatro-Erogenic-Occupy Theme's Part II [afe058lcd]
Sparkle In Grey: The Echoes of Thiiings / Fadiiing Echoes [afe060lcd]
Sparkle in Grey: Mexico [afe124cd]
Der Einzige: Early Poor Loops For Krishna [afe50018]

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In 1994, 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 Der Einzige, a cheap and extreme project made in collaboration with his friend Camillo, was born.

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.

After he 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.

The result 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.

At those 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...).

Later, along with Marco Volpi (Happiness Repealed), he founded the EBM group Human_Against_Hope, where he singed and screamed.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 in Grey.

Afe released the Normality / Edge opera omnia in late 2002.