Somewhere Out There
Genre: Music from Italy
Luca Di Mattei is one of the Afe resident artists since the early days of the label. During the years he had several releases under four different aliases: Leeza, Hendy Van Morris, Jabba and Bill Catez. Leeza is his most well-known and prolific incarnation. Generated using laptop computer technology, Leeza's music has its main roots in what was once called Intelligent Techno, and is clearly inspired by the great records published during the '90s by labels such as Warp, Rephlex, Skam, etc.
After the successful "Living In a Pixel", Afe and Moonfear are proud to present Leeza's latest CD release entitled "Somewhere Out There".
The album starts with the aptly entitled "Rejoice", a composition that showcases one of Leeza's trademark melodies laid upon tinkles and percussive effects. The atmosphere changes with "Legox" a darker number built on distorted and slightly drilled drums covered with sad pads.
The shorter "Soa" brings visions of a distant planet inhabited by robot-builders combing a desert wasteland, a truly miniature sci-fi soundtrack! We're back to Earth with "Eupepsik", a faster acid episode helped by drum'n'bass ghosts and bubbling sequences.
Placed as track five, "Mip_hurta" can be considered the fulcrum of the album: a warm and fascinating melody that could last forever, backed by frantic drums and quiet pads. One of our favourite Leeza tracks ever!
"Polf", "Breakdown" and "This Is Not Available" are all further fine examples of Leeza's excursions in IDM territories and Ambient-Electronica soundscapes.
The title-track is constructed on buzzing effects, a warm bassline and mid-pace pads set against tangled and distorted drum patterns.
"Glassy Knee" is a crystal-clear tune with a calm attitude, a discreet companion that leads the listeners to the end of the album leaving them on the thresold of a door that opens somewhere out there..
Cat. number: AFE128CD