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22 year old queer, nonbinary ambient artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Andy Schiaffino combines rich textures, the nostalgic hiss of tape, and field recordings into loop-based glimpses of songs on their first full-length release, Fragments, due October 2020 on Track Number Records.

Schiaffino’s upbringing lent a hand to the music they’d make in their adulthood. Raised in a Catholic, Spanish-speaking immigrant family, they grew up on classical music and opera, even practicing classical piano as a child, which fostered an undying love for all things paradisiacal. Becoming bored by the confines of classical piano in their adolescence, Schiaffino began writing short, field recording-based ambient works, often recorded in lo-fi capacities and living as unfinished, perfectly imperfect pieces. Schiaffino would continue to write and record privately until the creation of their pseudonym body / negative in late 2018.

After playing their first live show opening up for post-punk group Cold Showers and shoegaze artist Tamaryn in January of 2019, they’d go on to release an EP and play a handful of shows, sharing the stage with acts such as Seefeel and Street Sects. Live shows are an intimate experience for body / negative - every show consists of them sitting on the stage, cross-legged behind a suitcase full of gear, with improvised visuals designed by San Diego-based multimedia artist Xavier Vasquez further masking Schiaffino with shadows. Their live sets visually and sonically transport listeners to new horizons situated beneath the stars.

The upcoming full-length release Fragments is an in-depth exploration of the concepts first introduced on their debut EP Epoche, released in March 2019 on Dune Altar Records. Fragments lives between two worlds - an eerie, decaying world of disintegrated vocals with plinky toy pianos, and an ethereal world of reverb-laden guitar. The polarity of the record’s sonic components reflect the same polarity found in Fragments’ lyrical themes; light and darkness, death and life.

Fragments is predominantly produced by Schiaffino, who prefers to work within constraints with a negligible amount of gear and unconventional tunings which allow for optimal creative freedom. Album opener “Figure 8” is a cover of a cover - originally a children’s song on the educational cartoon Schoolhouse Rock, made popular by Elliott Smith’s cover. Schiaffino creates a new life for the song, inspired by electronic luminaries The Caretaker and William Basinski. “Figure 8" is a hauntingly fragile track, reminiscent of what would emit from your record player as you play a dusty and scratched record. The album moves forward into gradually lighter territory, with celestial guitar and vocals in “Letterhead,” minimalist piano and spoken word in “Catholic Guilt,” eventually making its way into the dream pop inspired closing track “The Big Sleep.” One of only two tracks on the album featuring another artist (in this case, LA-based Void Of Course, the solo project of Numb.er and Froth’s Nick Ventura), the song is deeply personal. Despite being the least gloomy song of all the record, “The Big Sleep” is a reflection on the artist’s struggle with suicidal ideation following a severance of ties with a loved one. The track is warm and inviting as body / negative ruminates on the uncertainty of the afterlife, as they sing “black is finite / in the lace / outside.”

Inspired by tumultuous events in the artist’s life, Fragments explores some of the deepest crevices of their most profound losses

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Nov 20 2020 ︎
body / negative - Fragments feature on bandcamp “The Shortlist”.

Nov 19 2020 ︎
VIDEO PREMIERE: Alt Citizen premieres body / negative’s new video “The Big Sleep” (feat. Void of Course) from their debut album “Fragments” out now on all digital platforms.

Pre-Order Limited Edition Marbled Opaque vinyl available on December, 18 2020.

Oct 23 2020 ︎
OUT NOW: body / negative’s debut album “Fragments” available on all digital platforms.

Pre-Order Limited Edition Marbled Opaque vinyl
out December, 18 2020.

Oct 20 2020 ︎
Janky Smooth discusses “Fragments” with body / negative.

Oct 16 2020 ︎
OUT NOW - “The Big Sleep” feat. Void of Course the third single from body / negative’s upcoming album Fragments.

Available on all digital platforms.

Fragments will be out on 10/23/20

Pre-order Limited Edition vinyl.

Oct 14 2020 ︎
mxdwn PREMIERE: body / negative new song “The Big Sleep” feat. Void of Course.

Oct 05 2020 ︎
Fluid Radio reviews body / negative’s upcoming album Fragments.

Sept 28 2020 ︎
Fifteen Questions an interview with body / negative.











Sept 19 2020 ︎
OUT NOW - “Catholic Guilt” the second single from body / negative’s upcoming album Fragments.

Available on all digital platforms.

Fragments will be released on 10/23/20

Album Pre-orders coming soon!

AUG 21  2020 ︎
Today we’re excited to share body / negative’s new single and video “Figure 8” from their upcoming album Fragments available on 10/23/20.

Available on all DSPs.

Stay tuned for more info.

AUG 17 2020 ︎
We are excited to announce our newest member of the Track Number Records family body / negative.

Their new release “Fragments" will be available Oct. 23rd. 2020.

New single out this Friday, August 21st.
Stay tuned!

MAR 2020 ︎
Nathaniel Eras on Tour with 011668, Tr4vieza, Lucid Interval + More. Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana

JAN 2020 ︎
Schwarzmodul performing at BL_K NOISE Los Angeles, CA.








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