Naples-based producers Davide Salvati (Dave Saved) and NPLGNN have united to give birth to Forever Now, fusing their unique post-rave sensibilities to engage in a new line of work to access a new scope of possibilities. Their first effort, “Eternal Flame” is a work of excavation: dissecting forms of escapism and club culture to extract its tragic, frighteningly empty existential genetics as well as its higher spiritual potential. This brought about two long movement in which the sound elements of each sample are enslaved and weaponized. One per each side of their first self- released tape and one per each member of the duo, showing a different approached to a similar starting point, engaging with different concepts.
Dave Saved has digitally manipulated original materials and fragments of musical entertainment that are usually considered to be lighthearted, energetic and fun, warping them into deformed cinematic soundscapes, revealing the monstrous nature lying underneath. All the drama and existential dread that has been put aside in favor of a fun night out is restored back to life into a kind of critical aggression, but also revealed in its melancholic beauty.
For his side, NPLGNN has instead chosen a more autobiographical yet magical tone. Remodeling much of his own self-produced material, old and new, he has dilated, chop and resampled all of the sounds it in order for them to give birth to new dynamics . He has then employed them in the creation a kind of hazy dancefloor environment, an endless moment of empathic exchange.