Monday, November 14, 2016

Paolo Veneziani – 204 (2012)




  • Experimental electronica 
  • Avant-pop 
  • Mood music 
  • Ambient pop 
  • Alternative
  • Kraut-techno 
  • Minimal synth 
  • Avant-electronica 
  • Glitchtronica 
  • Techno 
  • Ambient 
  • Electronic pop

Comment: it is great to be back again at the catalogue of Test Tube, a fine imprint within the web-audio world. Paolo Veneziani is an experienced musician who has been producing music for approximately twenty years. His 8-track outing 204 is something which used to flicker between rhythms and textures, between more comforting moods and more edgy electronic vibes, between buried sonic elements and quite startling effects, though these elements are aligned densely or placed on top of each other on occasion. It is especially characteristic at the ending track (next life) where the silent pause is followed by an erratic, spasmodic electronic torrent. Paolo Veneziani is poignant by describing his children with proper names. For instance, the opening track Frenetic Indecision is about cut-up breaks and hirsute glitches allowing no permission to land within the first minute of the track. However, the composition will be channelized into a fabulous psychedelic kraut-techno flicker. Indeed, it does have an elegant indecisive intention to thrive through different dots and loops. The same could be said about the rest of the issue as well. Fortunately the inner configuration of the compositions is set up in a way to hold their integrity due to frantic dynamics and also being united by similar spirituality and deconstructed parts of having similarity across the tracks. Slender is a contemporary counterpart of minimal synth with exquisite (even tongue-in-cheek) shades of lo-fi, and DIY aesthetic. At Orange Drops the influence comes out from the German kling-klang and Kraftwerk-esque aesthetic, however, as a wise artist, Veneziani does it in seminal way. It is what we could call retro(futuristic) musicvon its own. By the way, there is a track, From The Past wherein atmospheric layers are rounded out by intense feedback effects and shrill signals. It is painful and ennobling at the same moment. All of that represented over there is about loading and thereafter it is let out. Ejaculated staggeringly. Eargasmic one. The same could be said about the issue in general. The frantic loop indeed.
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