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RELEASE DATE: MAY 15, 2023
Comes as 6-pannel digipak, limited edition of 100 copies.
It’s impossible to imagine industrial music without M.B. aka Maurizio
Bianchi. Having released his earliest material already during the 70’s,
he can assuredly be called one of the primogenitors of industrial, noise
and power electronics. Despite having taken a few breaks during his
career, the body of work he has released during is so vast it’s hard to
take stock of. And he’s not about to stop: Geni-Z proves the maestro is
still on top of his game.
Geni-Z is a work of calculated, tightly controlled and highly focused industrial atmospheres. Low-frequency drones and pulsations, high-frequency grinding sounds, whirring noises and waves of subtle distortion create non-musical compositions that lean towards the ambient a lot of the time. The long tracks evolve slowly, never becoming abrasive, confrontational or violent. But nonetheless, there is a constant sensation of foreboding menace lurking here, an unnerving and disconcerting feeling. Peaceful and serene this is not.
The brooding, oftentimes quite minimalist, and meticulously crafted soundscapes on Geni-Z are in many ways industrial in their purest form, focusing on abstract experimentalism and the freedom of non-musical expression instead of walls of deafening noise or crude audial violence. The album is a fine and worthy addition to Bianchi’s long and winding discography, testament to the fact that Bianchi’s well hasn’t run dry of idea even after so many years.