Articles on Ielasi and Malfatti
Didn't realize until I typed those word-ending "i"'s that I seem to have stumbled on some nice assonance in the names of the musicians in question. Two folks whose idiosyncratic music I've been enjoying quite a bit lately enjoy nice write-ups. Giuseppe Ielasi, who moved from improvisation to studio-based experimentation often deeply exploring playback devices (record players, CDDJ's, tapes) and regular rhythm, has a nice little interview up at Tokafi.
While reading, try browsing his label Senufo Editions on bandcamp, where you can hear much of the catalog for free preview.
Over at the Chicago Reader (a local free weekly whose music section I deeply envy), Peter Margasak surveys the recent work of Radu Malfatti and his slow, quiet explorations of time, placement, and density.