Amazing: it’s like I-Spy for FACT readers.

Alessio Natalizia, formerly half of Kompakt duo WALLS and more recently putting out lots of gently frazzled, subtly cosmic electronica as Not Waving, has just made his debut on Diagonal.

Heading in a rather different direction, ‘Get Serious’ is a gnarly, circuit-melting club weapon with a stompy EBM edge – a perfect fit for Powell’s label, we reckon. To go along with the 12″, which came out last week, Diagonal’s extended family got together to make a video with a very simple concept.

“The track is called ‘Get Serious’, so we just asked lots of friends from nights out to try and stare down the camera and not laugh — like the staring game we all used to play as kids,” explains Powell. “Alessio would then do his best to crack ‘em up.”

Who’s in the video? “Bill Kouligas, Laetitia, DEBONAIR, Russell Haswell, Jaime Williams, Bo Ningen, Helm, Lorenzo Senni, Mumdance, Logos, some idiot called Powell and all sorts of other Not Waving/Diagonal friends and family.” See who you can spot.

The video was directed by Sean Rogg. ‘Get Serious’ came out last Friday and will be followed presently by a Not Waving album on Diagonal, as announced by Natalizia and Powell recently via this marvellous press shot.



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