Country: IT/DE
Shapednoise is Sicilian producer, sound designer, DJ and label founder Nino Pedone.

As Shapednoise Pedone produces disassembled, distorted techno flawlessly hybridised with abrasive and transcendent sound design. His experimental and unconventional production practices are catalogued across three cerebral album releases;- the 2013 debut ‘The Day of Revenge’ on Hospital Productions, 2015’s ‘Different Selves’ on Type, and most recently ‘Aesthesis’ on Numbers, which received a live debut in the main hall of Kraftwerk at Berlin Atonal 2019 where Shapednoise was joined by filmmaker Pedro Maia turning the sounds into a full spectrum AV show.

‘Aesthesis’ is a complex, controlled collision of noise and metal with rave and hardcore. The release fully reveals Shapednoise‘s exploration of textural sound research, casting sheets of noise, industrial, the UK’s multilayered rave history, and modern rap production influences to create highly sculptured, at times vividly visual sound designs.

His DJ sets and the labels he co-founded – Cosmo Rhythmatic & REPITCH Recordings – showcase his heritage, bred simultaneously by the relentless sound of the illegal European rave scene and the most radical fringes of dance music – recently captured in mixes for Resident Advisor in 2019 and Crack Magazine in 2020. An impressive catalogue of collaborations across releases includes work with MHYSA (NON / Halcyon Veil / Hyperdub), Drew McDowall (ex-Coil and Psychic TV), Rabit (Halcyon Veil), and Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu). The next Shapednoise release comes later in 2021.

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This artist participated in the SHAPE platform which concluded in 2022. The current version of the project is SHAPE+. Like its predecessor, it is co-funded by the European Union.