With put up fashionable music as it’s, it could typically really feel just like the extra experimental artists amongst us are pushed just by the necessity to make their subsequent work weirder than the final one. That definitely appears to be one of many drivers for the notorious New York composer/producer, Chris Ianuzzi, who’s obtained the “bizarre for the sake of bizarre” market cornered. Together with his newest experiental/ambient/techno/noisecore/put up punk/IDM/whatever-other-genre-he-could-jam-in-there monitor and video, “Fringe of the Earth,” that driver is definitely out in full drive.
Ianuzzi, like many experimental producers, firstly loves his science. Listening to nearly any of his work, it’s apparent he likes to tinker and has performed with so many manufacturing strategies over the course of his discography, it nearly beggars perception. In his most up-to-date piecemeal launched album, Maze, he labored closely inside Dolby Atmos manufacturing, creating spine-tingling outcomes with the tracks like “Candy Over Time,” “Starvation” and the a number of award-winning “Lonesome Freeway Famous person.”
After an interstitial foray right into a type of put up punk/industrial/entice territory with the comparatively chilled out “Silent Sea,” “Fringe of the Earth” sees Ianuzzi again on his po-mo shit with an nearly untrackable non-format to his composition. With an intro that sounds just like the sonic equal of a lava lamp and serves solely to lull the listener right into a false sense of safety, Ianuzzi unleashes experimental hell from a seemingly arbitrary level as the primary phase of the monitor rolls out, sounding like a nightmare model of Ross’s “sound” from Pals, earlier than a ghost of a beat is established to type of reign within the eerie, howled lyrics and runaway synths. Even the beat construction doesn’t linger anyplace for too lengthy, nonetheless, so don’t get used to the offset breakbeat or useless techno drums as they begin and cease simply as randomly as anything on this monitor. The impact is, certainly, as if a mad scientist on acid invaded and took out the DJ at a cybergoth rave. Troublesome to make sense of while not on acid? Sure. Simple to understand the genius of the composition? Additionally sure.
In case the audio for “Fringe of the Earth” wasn’t trippy sufficient, Chris Ianuzzi continued his experimentation with AI animation for the video. Utilizing Steady Diffusion and Deforum AI 3D Animation Pipeline, Ianuzzi collaborated with movie artists Ethem Serkan Sökmen and illke to create this cease motion-effect video that bends actuality even additional and is an ideal praise to the monitor. It takes the viewers on a journey via a mess of worlds and type of creates a narrative out of the insanity of the monitor. Don’t learn an excessive amount of into the attainable symbolism, nonetheless; it’s seemingly extra usually Dadaist in nature than viewers might understand, in line with Ianuzzi.
The Lemons within the Fringe of The Earth cowl had been made as a result of I used to be taking part in with concepts with the this system Dall-e. Somebody walked by and stated, “you need to attempt including Lemmings.” I believed she stated “Lemons.” Whoops. I actually appreciated the outcome. We needed to put lemons within the video too.
Humor apart, the tune and video are usually not with out their meanings, as Ianuzzi nearly at all times places some type of political or social assertion into his work.
The tune and video are impressed by the state of our planet almost about the political in addition to the pure atmospheric situations that we live in. All of it appears to be like just like the apocalypse, nearly biblical at instances. It’s tough to not really feel this when watching the information.
Construction masked as chaos, social consciousness out of Dadaist and Surrealist artwork, it’s all enterprise as traditional within the visionary thoughts of Chris Ianuzzi. It’s necessary to cease and recognize work like his, particularly within the pop-soaked EDM world, as that is this type of stuff that pushes music ahead. To that finish, if nothing else, “Fringe of the Earth” is a glance into and a commentary on the place artists can now go along with AI and different advancing instruments. The “Fringe of the Earth” may not be a literal edge, however a notion boundary that we at the moment are pushing via with these expanded capabilities. Solely time – and artists like Ianuzzi – will inform.
“Fringe of the Earth” is out now can might be streamed with the remainder of his discography on Chris Ianuzzi’s Spotify web page. Try his YouTube as properly for extra trippy and poignant movies.