Adriano Canzian – Seeking Bad Boys (Digital EP – Icon Series Records)
Genre/Influences: Techno, techno-body, industrial-techno.
Background/Info: Italian producer Adriano Canzian doesn’t need introduction. He became an established and recognized artist in the fields of techno- and body music. “Seeking Bad Boys” is an interesting title for this EP as it features 3 tracks featuring a different guest artist on each cut. Adriano Canzian joined hands with HIV+, Ethan Fawkes and Hard Ton. Notice by the way that the label this EP (still available as limited CD format) has been released by is owned by the guys from Punx Soundcheck.
Content: This is an interesting collaboration featuring the minimal techno-industrial & EBM driven sound of Adriano Canzian joined by the dark and spooky vocals of the guest artists. Deep bass lines mixed with industrial techno arrangements and a danceable kick are the essence of this work.
+ + + : Adriano Canzian remains an expert in minimal electronics based on techno and EBM. The artist took care to accomplish his work with great sound treatments, which is the result of truly research process. It also remains a danceable work while the contribution of the guest artists (singers) is efficient. The Spanish lyrics sung –or half spoken, by Pedro Peñas Robles are pretty cool, and all the tracks are worthy of examination.
– – – : My only regret is that there’ are only 3 tracks featured on this EP. It’s a great and efficient collaboration so it would be interesting getting more from this.
Conclusion: Adriano Canzian probably belongs to the most talented artists dealing with a mix of minimal-EBM and techno music. This EP will make you move!
Best songs: “Bass In your Face feat. Hard Ton”, “Mas Y Mas feat. HIV+”, “Last Night feat. Ethan Fawkes”.