Genre/Influences: Electro-ambient, cinematographic, ambient-pop.
Background/Info: BeWider is a solo-project from Italian musician/producer Piernicola Di Muro. He’s an experienced musician/composer who mainly worked on the music/soundtracks for film and television. He set up BeWider in 2013 and previously released an EP. This work looks more like a mini-album featuring 6 tracks.
Content: “Dissolve” sounds pretty electro-evasive like and you rapidly recognize the soundtrack experience in the global approach. But BeWider also experiments on other sonic paths injecting elements of pop and even a kind of trance-feeling in the opening cut.
Quite progressively the work evolves towards explicit ambient- and cinematographic passages revealing vintage sound treatments. The work remains mainly instrumental although I noticed sensual female vocals on “Beneath The Sky” while “Dust Orbs” features half-spoken like male vocals. The songs remain driven by an electronic reverie, which during the last song reminds me a bit of the music of “Twin Peaks”.
+ + + : I like the evasive sensation running through this album, which is really reaching an ultimate point on “Evolve”. “Dissolve” is not exactly what I should call an original album although composed with a refreshing sound approach. I like the multiple bleeps and somewhat sensual slow cadence. There are a few little pearls featured here and I especially like both cuts featuring female vocals.
– – – : “Dissolve” is an enjoyable and beautiful work, but the delicious evasive styling is not exactly the kind of music you’ll keep in mind. I’m missing a more club-minded approach, which could have been an idea for a remix as little extra to the original album.
Conclusion: “Dissolve” is the prototype of a beautiful and well-crafted soundtrack-minded work. It sounds refreshing and accomplished, but not exactly the kind of album that will make people wild. It’s the right opus to dream away and simply relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Best songs: “Evolve”, “Beneath The Sky”.
Since you’re here … … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The donations are safely powered by Paypal.