All different materials through the creation of a unique artistic expression. A mix of elements from the past, vintage sonorities, warm sounds, electronic arpeggio geometries; the synthesizer is the first actor and the scenography at the same time.
Andrea Milana recently moved to Malta where much of his time is spent writing and producing some of the most exceptional electronic music ever to have made it out of the digital realm and into our hearing perimiters. Indeed, there is much to be absorbed.. so much in fact that one minute we’re taken willfully into rich Jean Michel Jarre styled landscapes and then in another instant we’re off to diverse pastures laced with later 1980’s nuances.
The tracks that do it for me are those numbered between 1 and 10… there’s so much flawlessness in there that it’s just too difficult to choose between the various audio astonishments! Andrea Milana to me, is a consummate musician/composer with the kind of arrangements that make his productions glow eternally in the dark.
Polymateric is the kind of album you need to own if your musical collection is mainly made up of examples of excellence. It’s those kinds of collections that become treasure chests filled with diamonds. Andrea Milana in producing Polymateric.. just went and added one of the biggest diamonds I have seen in a long while!
Colin Lynch – 2009
Via: Jimmy Stilettos Magazine
Chosen as "DEMO OF THE MONTH"
by FUTURE MUSIC Magazine (issue 217 Sept. 2009)
Created entirely on the microKorg this mellow track kicks off with the slow attack swells of a classic Korg pad sound before the funky squelch of synth clav backs the drums and bass up. The main hook is based around some fast and furious Jazz finger twizzlings and this line sits high at the forefront of the mix as it should.
The sound selections work confortably with each other and are suitably balanced within the mix - but this could be due to the single sound source. It's definitely a well thought out mixdown with nothing overtly imposing apart from the occasional over zealous use of the pitch and mod wheels on the whistling synth melody line.
The dynamics of the track are fairly smooth but the fixed position of all the elements is a tad lackluster and could be made more interesting.
Musically the track shows off skill in melody and arrangement but others could easily hear the track and presume the creator had spent too much time in lifts or on hold. This aside, the clarity and quality of the mixdown makes this finger-jam our favourite in our post bag this month.
Bravo! We want more.
Via: FutureMusic Magazine issue 217 Sept. 2009