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azucena’s ghost Lots of gems and bangers on this one folks, Monarchs is a second favorite. Give it a spin, it does not disappoint. Tasty snack in your earbuds any time of day or night. 😌😎 Favorite track: Sick Face.
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Source Invisible Welcome back Datach'i! You've been away far too long. An utterly graceful album this one, very big tip! Favorite track: Synthetic Metals.
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VOIDSPIRE Incredible album from start to finish. Stumbled on a live video of ''sick face'' on youtube and instantly wanted to buy this record. I hadn't felt such a sense of urgency towards buying an electronic record since my early 00's high school days when I first discovered Aphex Twin & Boards of Canada.

This album sits nicely between the two of them but definitely holds its own and is jam packed with some of the most amazing electronic music i've ever heard.
Favorite track: Waveguiding.
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122112 02:30
Monarchs 04:32
Nebulae V2 02:18
Omni 2 03:42
VCO-2RM Acid 03:13
Ring Worm 01:38
512521 03:35
Sick Face 03:31
West Peaks 02:30
Final Meta 03:35
Waveguiding 03:31


After a decade’s absence, spent working in commercial sound design, New York based electronic musician and producer Joseph Fraioli returns to his Datach’i alias for a brand new album entitled ‘System’.

Featuring 16 tracks of beautiful yet unsettling electronic music recorded exclusively on a Eurorack Modular synth, ‘System’ will be released on August 19th via Venetian Snares’ Timesig imprint.

Speaking about the album Fraioli said, “I’ve spent much of the past decade building up my own sound design company, Jafbox Sound, and in recent years have become fascinated by modular synths. I’d been making a series of performance videos, showing how they work and that inspired me to start making music as Datach’i again. I suddenly realized I had a growing collection of tracks that worked together and had something new to say. Aaron heard some of them and encouraged me to start thinking of them in terms of an album and here we are.”

"Joseph's special take on live modular production has had me really excited this past year,” explained Timesig’s Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares). “There were so many great tracks, it was nearly impossible to compile this album. I’m tickled he agreed to release them with Timesig!”

The first non-VSnares-related release on Timesig, ‘System’ will be available on double vinyl, CD and digital download. Those who pre-order the physical release via the Planet Mu website will also receive a bonus CD featuring 19 more tracks recorded around the same time as ‘System’. In addition Timesig and Datach’i have partnered with TipTop Audio and everyone who pre-orders the album will also be entered into a draw to win a Z3000 Smart VCO oscillator and ‘Happy Ending’ kit, the perfect introduction to building your own modular system.

Having released 6 albums between 1999 and 2006 on labels including Planet Mu and Sublight, Fraioli has spent the past ten years running award-winning sound design company, Jafbox Sound, where his productions for film, TV and adverts have been recognized by the likes of the Cannes Film Festival and the CLIO Awards. In 2014, Fraioli also joined forces with Interpol’s Daniel Kessler, forming ‘Big Noble.’ Their freshman release entitled, ‘First Light," combined Fraioli’s approach to sound design with Kessler’s guitar work to create cinematic, ambient soundscapes.


released August 19, 2016


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Datach’i Los Angeles, California

Datach’i is Joseph Fraioli, a Los Angeles based electronic musician and sound designer who has pushed the limits of audio dating back to his 1999 debut album 10110101=[rec+play]. His subsequent albums have seen constant shifts, in pursuit of a sometimes melodic and sometimes rhythmic shock that typifies his work. ... more

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