Erstav, founded in 2015 by the the Italian artists Marco and Alessandro, 37 and 36 respectively and more recently has been the work of Marco exclusively.
In the past ten years, Marco has released different projects under various monikers, with tracks ranging from electronica to breaks and techno. His constant research for aesthetic and rhythmic elements in music and sound design slowly pushed him towards the underground border of the electronic music scene, where he found his comfort zone in a careful balance between minimalism and musicality. He is also quite a recluse as far as social media is concerned and can be found mostly on Soundcloud as a means of communication.
Erstav uses sound sources ranging from foley recording of old toys to analog and digital synths, drum machines and modular systems and a mix of elements from different genres such as dubstep, grime, IDM and Industrial are layered to create a dark sonic recollection of cold war years.
Recently Erstav music has been compered to Moderat / Modeselektor as his use on modular components creates that edgy and unique sound.