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Aspettami – Luca Di Maio

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Jonathan Robinson

31.5.2020

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Romantic folk composition, intense driving electronica, abstract effected vocals. Aspettami twists and turns, a work of art from start to finish.

Aspettami

Having only heard glimpses of the first minute of this track, you’d be forgiven for believing it simply a ballad of meandering resolutions. Stick around much longer however and you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised by the intensity and artistic variations found within.

An achingly morose combination of sustained chords and raspy vocals delivery an emotional rendition of a gentle yet intense fold romance composition. This is however all misdirection, before a trail of dissonant falling pitches fades in; prefacing dark repetitive bass sections akin to Oczy Mlody style minimalismA distorted and filtered lead vocal delivery weaves its wah around a simple and tired melody. Reinforced by high pitched-bell like electronic swells and repitched harmonised vocals, the whole section has a dream-like and surreal aesthetic dissonance.

This new motif, however, doesn’t stay for long. Perfectly articulating itself as a darker form of the original melody, with abstract percussive samples and reverse delayed hits swirling around the mix. All too soon an angelic harp announces the arrival of more driving world dance beats, electronic kicks and and noisy clacks enter.

Grandiose effected impressions of choral sounds fill the space. The track takes a sharp turn into a major quality and uplifting African compositional elements are heard breaking through the mix. More excessive delays are applied to modulated vocal phrasing and throws itself around the space, joining in with manipulated percussive effects and and distorted bells. Brief and flitting vocalisations can be heard jumping in and out of dissonance the one would expect from Thom Yorke outputs of late.

The track ends all too soon, a quick displays and compositional and performative prowess. Ina ll of its three movement, Aspettami is evocatively experimenting with its own sound, and consistently to great success.

  • Overall rating: 9/10
  • Pairs well with: Oczy Mlody – The Flaming Lips

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Aspettami

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