Waves on Canvas is the brainchild of Italian composer Stefano Guzzetti. Following the much praised 7” vinyl single Angel (Vocals by Louise Rutkowski of This Mortal Coil & artwork by Vaughan Oliver) the artist has decided to work with many other well respected vocalists for his debut album Into The Northsea.
On the album Guzzetti also handpicked two of his own personal heroes Ian Masters (Pale Saints / 4AD), Pieter Nooten (Xymox / Michael Brook / 4AD).
Guzzetti was born in 1972 in Cagliari, the capital city of Sardinia, an island of the Mediterranean sea. At the age of 9 he fell in love with Bach’s organ works and decided to take organ lessons.
After receiving a computer as a gift, Stefano, inspired by Kraftwerk,began programming sounds and noises. His love affair with electronica began.Then in his teenage years, musical influences like the sound of the electric bass along with the music of Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and a lot of 4AD artists would also inform his own future musical endeavours.
Always prolific and on the search for innovative ways to create new and interesting sounds, Guzzetti admits “I never stopped programming and tweaking synths and samplers. I’m currently studying the ‘Electronic Music’ course held at the Music Conservatory of my town. I love using notes, noises, frequencies, and everything that can be put on a grid or a score and sounds good to me. This is how I feel music. I also love being in harmony with everything around me. Just living every moment of my days. This is how I live life”.
released 23 July 2012
All music and production by Stefano Guzzetti except where stated.
Thoughts, suggestions and belief by Bernd Hugo.
In memory of Northsea, 5 years ago.
Thanks to Louise Rutkowski, Leo Saidenough, Ian Masters, Minori Yonetani, Pieter Nooten, Yvette Winkler, Marc Atkins, Françoise Lacroix, Teho Teardo, Irene Nonnis, Alessio Longoni, Marco Ferrazza, La Technoir, Bernd Hugo, Jeff Keibel, Vaughan Oliver, John Fryer, Fabrizio Marrocu, Paolo Carboni, Tore Cubeddu, Mirco Salvadori, Lorenzo Isacco, Andrea Deidda, Enrico Ciccu, Elle Ci, Silvia Ciccu and her mother for my beloved piano, Shibuya, Alessandra Lupi, Luca Lame, Dario Massarotto, Maurizio Rocca, Valentino Murru, Antennah, Peter Marcias, and all the others I surely forgot.
With very special thanks to Keith Downey and Enrico Coniglio for making this possible.
Images: © Marc Atkins 2012
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