An Electronic Hero produces driving, hypnotic pulses of energy as well as fleeting moments of down-tempo, ambient musical passages.
An Electronic Sphere is the debut studio EP by electronic project An Electronic Hero. The EP style touches different influences coming mainly from: electronic music, house, ambient and progressive rock. According to project creator, Federico Foria: “The album art and the songs are a reference to a sphere of our soul which is, inevitably nowadays, more electronic but not less emotional as expression of the demons and heroes of modern society. This conflict is expressed by the continuous polyphony and the succession of involving rhythms with emotional melodies.”
Federico goes on to give us a closer insight into the 5-track Ep: “Little Planet, Asteroid and Oxygen are the mantle of the electronic sphere, a first look towards a world where Sun and Moon are the real nucleus, the passionate and deep essence . Sun is the only non-instrumental track thanks to the contribution of the female singer Mariax.”
Federico’s reference to the legendary group, King Crimson, is particularly interesting, coming from an electronic music artic: “Moon is a tribute to the progressive rock, especially to the In the Court of the Crimson King (1979) album, which is generally viewed as one of the first works to truly embody the progressive rock genre.”
“An Electronic Sphere” is one of those rare recordings where a composer provides clear evidence that he or she is in that special class of artistic creativity, where true originality is possible. The song construction is timeless, and style of the album is firmly rooted in many eras, from past to present. The compositions are perfectly executed, thus exposing raw beauty, devoid of distraction or clutter. Often the sounds are warm, rich and full, almost harking back to a time of analog synths. In fact many sounds have a familiarity with something you may have heard many years ago.
Almost all the tracks are full of lovely synth textures and beats that are at once interesting and unobtrusive. An Electronic Hero produces driving, hypnotic pulses of energy as well as fleeting moments of down-tempo, ambient musical passages. Tempo’s shift with little effort, while the melody is never buried under a storm of beats, yet the power and intensity of each track is never lost; such is the strength of this Ep.
Anybody who says electronic music is repetitive and boring needs to be exposed to “An Electronic Sphere”. This Ep delivers as much as you put into listening to it. If you are a genuine lover of music, whether it is EDM, rock, or whatever – you will undoubtedly be impressed by the creative talent of An Electronic Hero. This is ultimately a superior electronic album, which searches to push the envelope, by going back and moving forward. There is something here for any fan of Intelligent Electronic Music.
Rarely do we approach this genre of music as a complete experience – it often serves as a backdrop to something else we are doing, if it’s not dancing. However “An Electronic Sphere”, separates itself from the rest, as it is a truly listening experience. I feel the music was created with this kind of attention in mind, and the listener must listen to fully appreciate An Electronic Hero!