2 April pt. 2
3 April pt. 3
Genres: Ambient, Drone, Minimal
RIYL: William Basinski, H.U.V.A Network, TheAdelaidean, Stelladrone
A new beginning fortifies beneath winter’s muffled silence, resonating in anticipation. Italian sound artist Pietro Zollo captures the elegant, seemingly effortless struggle underlying spring’s beautiful miracle, as a renewed energy prepares to thrive. April is elusive yet filled with awe and expectation, a sweet but determined battle against cold and darkness.
This 3-track, 90-minute album of electronic ambient dronescapes is brilliantly nostalgic and mysterious. The looping long-form compositions plunge into a state of stillness and contemplation, light and dark, loss and hope. It’s hypnotizing, soothing, and engulfing in its awaiting rejuvenation.
The melancholic yet incurably optimistic crescendo of part 1 is counteracted by the gentle spiritual turmoil in part 2, like a fleeting look back as doubt creeps in. Victory and survival are no certainty. Nonetheless, part 3 is triumphant in its powerful, delicate reaffirmation.
April is for Pietro, “an adventurous companion that returns every year but, nonetheless, never fails to amaze with the energy and potential it brings. April has always been in my life a source of eagerness and inspiration towards new projects, a benevolent friend with whom I shared many strong and positive emotions over the years.”
Italian sound artist Pietro Zollo began creating music in 1995, though his first ambient work waited until December 2020 for release. Since then, in total he has released 11 full-length albums.