FLOAT launches their new label with first signing Berlinbased drummer and percussionist Andrea Belfi. Titled Ore the album places the drums as its centrepiece while textures are embellished and mutated through electronic manipulations and dark eerie sonic details. Over the years Belfi has built a soundworld that artfully combines a modest drum setup with an equally concise electronics component. He has searched long to produce and refine the acoustic timbres of his music but has now reached a certain point of fulfilment courtesy of his Saari drumkit from Finland. Melded seamlessly with the acoustic elements is a Nord modular and sampler. On Ore Belfi attains a masterful synthesis of these two sonic realms. Belfi has gained a reputation for his energetic and charismatic performances both as a solo musician and within numerous collaborations. 2016 saw him tour with Nonkeen the German threepiece band headed by Nils Frahm. Belfi became an instant highlight following a soldout gig at Londons Barbican Centre lighting the stage with an impressive and explosive drum solo that became one of the most memorable moments from the evening. "When I started the record I really wanted to find something very direct. I was looking for something very raw something sonically and acoustically complex. The title Ore actually was suggested by my wife. I had to look up the meaning and loved the concept something raw that you can extract and the refinement into a precious material. Its a very simple metaphor but theres a lot there you can just put that word out and you dont have to explain too much. You give an input to the listener and just leave it to the imagination." Andrea Belfi will perform at the FLOAT Piano Day event at Union Chapel on March 29 alongside bill Bugge Wesseltoft Trim Matthew Bourne Dead Light and Frankie J (Neon Dance).