Monday, October 27, 2014

Visione - Marco Shuttle (Eerie)

Title: Visione
Artist: Marco Shuttle
Label: Eerie
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Genre: Techno/Ambient

A1 The Chaos… (with Donato Dozzy)
A2 And Then…
B1 Beyond The Mass
B2 Buona Visione
C1 Masay Lama
C2 Elephante
D1 Volts
D2 The Way Out

First impressions of the deeply contemplative debut album from Marco Shuttle range from the profound to the sublime and back again. It's a piece of work that forces the listener to take notice in order to not miss a detail. Something constantly bubbles beneath the surface but seems eternally out of reach. Making comparisons with the current prolific crop of other Italians currently plying their electronic music trade is the first crutch to lean on, but, although Shuttle doesn’t seem to have distanced himself too much musically; for example starting off with the  ‘The Chaos . . .’ a thirteen minute epic collaboration with Donato Dozzy, which is a primitive ambient journey, generally reminiscent of the latter’s sonic outlook, he has also plotted his own, deft path through the type of slightly disturbed post-industrial, landscape so often inhabited by his peers. Peaking with the full-fathom five brassy drone of ‘Elephante,’ onto the Millsian ‘Volts’ and appropriately calling it a day within the crystalline dust of ‘The Way Out’ this is a collection of thought-provoking compositions that has been strategically released towards the end of the year for maximum atmospheric impact.

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