June 4, 2024

Adriano Canzian – Macho Boy (Album – International DJ Gigolo Records)

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Genre/Influences: Dark-Techno, Minimal-Techno, Experimental-Techno.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Italian Techno-Body producer Adriano Canzian released his debut-single “Macho Boy” in 2003 on the legendary German label International Deejay Gigolo records. Twenty one years later -and numerous other releases on different labels, he got back to the label to unleash the album of “Macho Boy”.

Content: The work reveals 18 songs featuring the original edits released as the single in remastered and adapted edits plus different extras. It’s a way to discover the wide range of influences this artist is dealing with. It sounds Techno but is now more complex and Experimental, then more into space-like sound treatments and atmospheres and finally darker and harder to finally conclude with minimal driven pieces. You’ll notice the funny, somewhat provocative samplings running as a common thread through the work.

+ + + : This is much more than simply a re-release or a commemorative work but an opportunity to get back to the very beginning of this talented artist and realize how he evolved throughout the years. I like the solid bass lines he’s using and especially at the darker and harder cuts. That’s why I prefer the second part of the work featuring “Macho Boy.Black” and “Macho Boy.Violet” as ultimate sonic exposures.

– – – : There for sure is much better work by Adriano Canzian, this album being more a kind of guilty pleasure for the artist. I’m missing his most dark and aggressive side. 

Conclusion: Time runs fast but Adriano Canzian has definitely left his mark on the underground Techno scene.

Best songs: “Macho Boy.Black”, “Macho Boy.Violet”, “Macho Boy.Dark”, “Macho Boy.Orange”.

Rate: 7½.

Artist: www.facebook.com/adriano.canzian.14

Label: www.gigolorecords.com / www.facebook.com/InternationalDeeJayGigolos

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