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Valentina Magaletti – A Queer Anthology of Drums

Switch that light off.
Switch that light off.
Still the night appears in her relentless bright stupor.

A collection of unsung sleepless nights. A percussive collage of low-fi frequencies documenting a journey that never took place.

Il silenzio non arriva
Il conto è salato
Il sole riscalda i fallimenti
Niente ma tutto è cambiato


Valentina Magaletti played and assembled percussion, drums, field recordings, vibraphone, toys, and oscillators.


Produced and edited by Leon Marks. Special thanks to: Tom Relleen, Marta Salogni, Evelena Ruether, and João Pais Felipe for the love and support. Cover design by Oliver Barrett.

1 - The Unity of the Mind (03:08)
2 - A Queer Anthology of the Drums (03:18)
3 - Words i First Saw (02:50)
4 - Rumours of Bread (01:19)
5 - Body in a Room (05:15)
6 - Per Strada (02:10)
7 - The Other Side of Everything (03:10)
8 - Tutti Alcirco! (02:11)

Valentina Magaletti

Magaletti plays rhythm sections in projects such as Raime (Blackest Ever Black), Vanishing Twins (Soundway), The Oscillation (Hands in the Dark) and is half of the bustling and well-known combo Tomaga (with Tom Reellen). Devoted to musical exploration, Tomaga obsessively deconstruct familiar tropes, looking for the tension that lies between improvisation and form. «Eccentric, virtuoso, hypnotic and contagious, from jazz patterns to experiments on prepared drum kit, Valentina's style effortlessly defines her shape of the dance.»