Uscirà il 22 aprile “Adrift”, se già potete segnarvi questa data, sarà l’ennesima occasione per incontrare Riccardo Spaggiari solo con se stesso, senza avere al proprio fianco gli Ataraxia, solo con la sua musica, la sua visione del Cosmo come ennesima, graziosa, materia d’ispirazione.
Shoegaze o post-rock, non importa: la materia che manipola Riccardo, al suo terzo lavoro con il progetto Cosmos In Collision dopo la traccia singola “A Quake” è il full “Evoluzioni”, potenzialità espresse in silenzio, senza null’altro che nuvole da ammirare e pensieri liberi di vagare.
Tra Mogwai e God Is An Astronaut, questa è la forma senza materia palpabile, solo la sofficità di nuvole ammirabili e ispiranti, libertà come chiave verso l’Infinito, verso Dio, verso Nulla, scegliete voi.
Elettronica campionata e soundscape digitali nei quali incontrare incursioni delicate e costruzioni dall’architettura complessa, logaritmi che divengono pennellate, algoritmi capaci di trascendere e divenire suono che ammalia in un album lineare e solare, il concetto di energia e tepore è la sintesi della presenza di qualcosa di superiore che tra nuvole e synth diviene bellezza.
Cosmos In Collision is the brainchild of Italy-based multi-instrumentalist Riccardo Spaggiari. His sound is predominantly centred around ambient electronica and cinematic post-rock, but it does, at different points along its musical, axis include subtle but impressive hints of ethereally atmospheric, layered electronic nugaze. His latest instrumental six-track offering entitled 'Adrift' gets its official release via the California-based net label Enpeg on the 22nd of April 2016 and is available to pre-order right now from Bandcamp.
The EP begins with the shimmering synth swells of 'Adrift'. Its opening bars are steeped in atmosphere as those hypnotically brilliant guitar structures hug the sequenced percussive hits and meld into one complete swirling sound wave. This track builds and builds into a stunning golden-hued finale of soaring sonic swells, addictive synth patterns and explosive chord structures. Up next, 'Equinox' loops and arcs through expressively intense bursts of soaring synth lines and flowing guitars, whilst track three, 'Drops', begins in a flurry of electronic bleeps and whirs before opening up into a massive maelstrom of golden sound. The rather '80s sounding 'Almost' swims in a reverberating sea of beautifully vivid sound waves until that shuffling sequenced percussion track takes over and adds a brilliant metronomic feel to proceedings. There is a subtle melodic charm hidden deep within the magnificent synth swells too, that keep you interested as the track pulses through its musical gears.
Rich layers of sound announce the arrival of this EP's penultimate track, the aptly-named 'Hidden Sun'. There is a sense of trepidation as the track builds into that impressive break before unleashing a beautiful torrent of sound that meanders to its finale. A thoroughly enjoyable track from beginning to end. 'Falling Skies' deftly closes proceedings with its repetitive synth lines and driving percussion tracks. Recommended listening!
I am happy to announce that Adrift, the first EP of Cosmos in Collision will be released soon by the American label Enpeg, the digital division of n5MD.
I can't wait to let you hear, stay tuned!
Ambient / electronic mixtape from Radio FM4, Vienna-Austria featuring my track A New Life
From today Evoluzioni and all my tracks released as [FRAGMENTS] are available for free download on my BandCamp page!
Just few words to introduce “The Stargazer” my second track released as Cosmos in Collision. During the studio sessions for the new album I have recorded a new condensed version of the tracks “Stargazer pt.1” and “Stargazer pt.2” previously released as [FRAGMENTS] in the album Evoluzioni.
I release the song as a free digital download from my BandCamp page to celebrate one year of the album Evoluzioni.
You can download The Stargazer at