Chris Ianuzzi – Olga in a Black Hole EP (Review)

Kaitlin Ruether, 2 months ago
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Chris Ianuzzi plays with sound. The New York based artist has a sense for the way sounds interact to create mood and tension, and this is clear on his EP Olga in a Black Hole. The fact that he moves away from the idea of structure and into creation of a different form doesn’t take from enjoyment: in fact, it shifts focus to the internal. How do we experience sound?

The EP’s title track opens the space with ambiance and a sense of something bigger. Here, Ianuzzi plays with silence to counteract sound. Rhythms take on a life of their own, and the song moves between industrial and a sense of something living. 

“Hello” carries on the juxtaposition between machine and creature. There are vocals here that add a rhythmic repetition — an organic sense — while a computeresque beeping allows the groove of the track to push and stick. “Fork” is the heavy conclusion. Is there anything that moves the blood like the sound of a knock at the door? Perhaps the glitchy sound of technology. This song brings both. 

Having scored shows for HBO and A&E, it is a fascinating adventure for Chris Ianuzzi to strike out on his own and make sounds with the sky — or perhaps the galaxy — as his limit. To hear more from Ianuzzi, you can find him on his website, Soundcloud, and Facebook page. You can also follow him on Twitter for more music and news.

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