Pietro Zollo: April (Digital)

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1 April pt. 1
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.”


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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.

Projekt release: November 10 2023

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  1. Reviews Editor

    Some fan reviews from Bandcamp

    mario1984:
    Pietro Zollo is one of the finest musicians in the modern ambient genre. Music to listen to when the mind is quiet and silent, and there’s no past nor future: just the eternal present moment. Another gem in the gorgeous Projekt Records catalogue.

    d york:
    This is beautiful and melancholic ambient. I think this is Pietro’s best album to date. Wonderful! Favorite track: April — part 3.

    Dave Aftandilian:
    Long-format ambience that evolves subtly and gradually, like the changes in the seasons. In the first part I especially appreciate the percussive, almost steel drum-like sounds to the keyboards, which lighten and brighten the track, like watching wispy white clouds drifting across a bright blue sky. The second part gives me a feeling of tense anticipation and muted yearning, while the third offers hope, release, and a blossoming of new possibilities.

  2. Reviews Editor

    From Progressive Rock Central

    Pietro Zollo, an Italian sound designer, skillfully and elegantly captures the seemingly effortless struggle that lies beneath the surface of spring’s beautiful miracle. A renewed energy is poised to thrive, making April a month both elusive and filled with awe and expectation; a sweet but determined battle against the lingering cold and darkness.

    April is a mesmerizing 3-track, 90-minute album of ambient electronic dronescapes that exudes brilliance, nostalgia, and mystery. The looping long-form compositions delve into a realm of stillness and contemplation, navigating the delicate balance between light and dark, loss and hope. This musical wonderscape is hypnotic, soothing, and all-encompassing in its anticipation of rejuvenation.

    Part 1 unfolds with a melancholic yet incurably optimistic crescendo, countered by the gentle spiritual turmoil of part 2, an introspective glance back as doubt subtly creeps in. Victory and survival are uncertain, but the triumphant power and delicate reaffirmation of part 3 bring a sense of resolution.

    Pietro Zollo’s musical journey began in 1995, although his first ambient album did not come out until December 2020 for release. Since then, he has unveiled a total of 11 full-length albums, presenting his evolution as a prominent figure in the ambient electronic music scene.

    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.” -Stefan Bruno

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