Point of Light

by Material Witness

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Material Witness is a new experiment in sound from The Umbrella co-founder, Robert Picciotto.

With a catalog of bright and clean groovers under his Blacky II moniker, this collection of shadowy bangers spawned the birth of a new persona. By inverting his perspective, and ruminating on the observation that light has no value without darkness, this debut EP, Point of Light, clawed it's way out of the dusk.

The entire EP invokes a spiritual journey slowly unraveling through a series of club-certified dancefloor fillers. The record reads like a techno chapter from Thich Nhat Hanh: every movement of your body, a mantra in a deeply personal and profound dance-practice.

The title track quite literally begins as a slow building meditation practice, with a soothing vocal guiding you deeper and deeper into your consciousness, until it turns a corner and devolves into an acid smashdown.

As the EP evolves, different textures and tempos, non-equal temperament, exact frequency ratios, drones, and tuned percussion are all utilized, while maintaining a cohesive, holistic energy flow.

Each of these tracks are equal parts careful harmonic balancing and stripped down analog hardware jam. Listen at home for an introspective journey or bang it in the club for a group rave-meditation.


released November 30, 2017

written & produced by Robert Picciotto
artwork by Isaac Madrid
Special thanks to Teddy at Samples from Mars


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