May 24, 2024

V/A Flowers From The Ashes (CD Album – Stroboscopic Artefacts)

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Genre/Influences: Abstract-electro, experimental, techno, tribal-techno, ambient.

Background/Info: This sampler featuring 10 artists is meant as an ‘Contemporary Italian Electronic Music’-feature.

Artists: Chevel, Marco Shuttle, Silvia Kastel, Andrea Belfi, Ninos Du Brasil, Alessandro Adriani, Lucy, Lory D, Caterina Barbieri, Neel.

Content: Ten artists are not that much for a compilation, but the artists are clearly dealing with very different –although related, kinds of music. From pure abstract sound experiments (Silvia Kastel) to intriguing ambient (Marco Shuttle) to tribal experimentation (Ninos Du Brasil) to intelligent techno (Alessandro Adriani, Lory D) to tribal-techno (Lucy) to pure ambient reverie (Caterina Barbieri, Neel) this sampler really has a lot to offer.

+ + + : It all is a question of taste, but my favorite cuts definitely are the more up-tempo ones. Lucy did an impressive job on the tribal-techno driven “Starving The Mind”, which also features a great Eastern-like atmosphere. Lory D will also appeal for techno heads with the cool “PRV-HH3-X”. In a totally different approach “Caterina Barbieri explored electronic space paths on her extended version of “Virgo Rebellion”.

– – – : Diversity might be exciting, but I was less convinced by some explicit experimental- and abstract songs.

Conclusion: Stroboscopic Artefacts remains an incredible source of visionary music artists and it’s not that different with this sampler although some of the tracks are maybe too experimental-like.

Best bands: Lucy, Lory D, Ninos Du Brasil, Caterina Barbieri.

Rate: (6½).

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