Chris Ianuzzi – Maze (Album – Satellite Symphonics)
Genre/Influences: Experimental, Minimal-Electro.
Background/Info: Chris Ianuzzi is an artist I remember from I, Synthesist. He also releases music under his own name.
Content: It’s hard to define and label “Maze”. It however sounds as an Experimental work in Electronics reminding me of Sleep Chamber for the cold sphere hanging over the songs. But I also experience the work as a contemporary format of Psychic TV. There’s something ‘retro’-like running through the songs which has been transposed into a contemporary format. Instrumental- and sung vocals have been achieved. The last cut even has something Techno-driven.
+ + + : No compromises and far away from established standards seem to be the sonic philosophy of this album. Chris Ianuzzi composes Electronic music from ‘out of the box’. It sounds a bit like songs composed in a sonic lab. It’s quite diversified but revealing different noticeable cuts. “Sweet Over Time” is my personal favorite reflecting passion and vintage sound treatments.
– – – : The work remains however Experimental and maybe missing a bit coherence now and then.
Conclusion: If an alien had to compose Electronic music he for sure would sound like Chris Ianuzzi; extradimensional!
Best songs: “Sweet Over Time”, “Maze”, “Lonesome Highway Superstar”.
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