Friday, October 3, 2014

ALEXANDER BAZZI - The House Itself Isn't Haunted, It's Just The Way The Light Hits Its Walls REVIEW


ALEXANDER BAZZI - THE HOUSE ITSELF ISN'T HAUNTED, IT'S JUST THE WAY THE LIGHT HITS ITS WALLS

Noise is a genre built upon textures. Empirical and existential, noise is a genre that embodies the idealism behind self-expression and brings the artist's inhibitions to radical conclusions. Here, we see an artist beginning his promising chronology with a release of experimentation, ingenuity, influence, and confidence. Alexander Bazzi's debut effort is a release that demands attention in the world of noise. 

A fellow Michigander like myself, Alexander Bazzi brings listeners multiple textures, emotions, tempos, sounds, atmospheres, and senses of calmness and calamity. A chaotic and spastic example of the power electronics genre (reminiscent of the best names in the Japanoise sublabel), this noise artist never lets the listener become comfortable with one sound of one context for too long before hurling them into a new landscape of beeps, feedback, scratches, frequencies, and harsh abrasive attacks. Skillfully mixed, and coupled with top notch - yet not overproduced by any means - production, this release is grating to ears, yet pleasing at the same time. Composed of two tracks and clocking in at just over 20 minutes, this release doesn't overstay its welcome and is a short but intensely chaotic power electronics recording.

A power electronics artist bent upon the power of his craft, Alexander Bazzi assaults and interests listeners in a way few artists in the subgenre can. A truly devastating and provocative listen. 

Listen: https://alexanderbazzi.bandcamp.com/album/the-house-itself-isnt-haunted-its-just-the-way-the-light-hits-its-walls

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