Strata’s inception is due to Belfi’s playful experiments with Gnawa rhythms – a music tradition from North Africa that draws from ancient African spiritual and religious songs -  with which Belfi created basic guide tracks that were later expanded upon. Strata’s remit expanded from these core rhythmic ideas into a mini-LP, spread across 6 tracks spanning 25 minutes. 


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 *all LPs come with wav/mp3 downloads and bespoke drum care guide

A1. Shale A2. Strata A3. Fault
B1. Outcrop B2. Ravine B3. Plateau

Recorded by Simon Goff at Vox-Ton, Berlin
Mixed by Rocco Marchi at Obst und Gemüse, Bologna
Master and Vinyl Cut by Andreas [Lupo] Lubich at Calyx Mastering
Cover Image shot on Mamiya RZ67, with Ilford 120 film by Glashier
Design and layout by Adam Heron
Care guide illustrations by Leena Park, Text by Sofia Ilyas

“a cult drama from italy…“ Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music
"You have no concept of just how much a lone kettle drum can blow your mind" - Mary Anne Hobb via
The Guardian