Italian noise rock/instrumental outfit CANI DEI PORTICI have released a video for the song “Hype For Nothing”, title track of their latest album, out now via Time To Kill Records. Watch the clip HERE.
The video was created by Italian artist Sofia Braga:
“The AI generated music-video ‘Hype for Nothing’ employs the machine gaze to envision speculative fabulations from a dystopic near future where we witness the consequences of surveillance capitalism and data extractivism.
Today’s misconceptions surrounding the AI, and its tendency to become even more of a black box as it advances, consequently leads to an animist, almost magic-like, perception towards the algorithm. Technocrats in power at tech monopolies build their narrative around technology in a way that gives responsibility and agency to it, whereas the ethical responsibility relies on the ones that are developing, monitoring, using, and taking advantage of these tools. Therefore, it is misguided to fear the machine based on the dystopian dispositions it has been displaying, while the focus on the people behind those technologies, taking decisions that introduce biases and lead their direction, is lacking”.
CANI DEI PORTICI offer an iridescent blend of instrumental sounds that embrace noise rock, post hardcore, stoner and much more.
“Hype For Nothing” is a concept album about disappointment and life’s expectations, about unattainable hopes and dreams, about efforts made to gain nothing: African and Asian migrants who don’t make it to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea, a satisfying job or a good occupational pension that can never be reached, an untimely death, deferring what we would like to do until better times. The title is a joke about the album release.
Famous manga artist Shintaro Kago took care of the album cover artwork.
02 Break Away
04 Hype For Nothing
05 Disappointment Waltz
07 [Untitled](ghost track)
CANI DEI PORTICI, who label their sound ‘dogcore’, have long been very active on the live front, having played over two hundred concerts with bands such as Doom, Poison Arrows (ex Don Caballero), Zu, Qui, Samothrace, Ovo and many others.
The two previous releases, the “Cave Canem” EP (2013, Toten Schwan, L’Odio Dischi) and “Due” (2016, Dischi Bervisti, Toten Schwan Records, KOE records and stuff, Santa Valve Records, Vollmer Industries, Oh Dear Records, È un brutto posto dove vivere, Longrail Records, Effetti Collaterali) got an amazing feedback from press and fans, allowing the band to become a cult act in the underground.
Demetrio Spousinho – Drums
Claudio Adamo – Guitar
More information at https://linktr.ee/canideiportici