What could we possibly expect from another new Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni track? It’s become something of a cliché to state how consistent the Italian composer and producer is, however over time, his ability to carry on producing such high-quality output becomes all the more remarkable as is his way of never massively departing from what is undeniably a recognizable Bazzoni sound, while always managing to keep things fresh and take subtle musical detours.
Weaving optimism around the ominous, with warm spells unfurling around the Latin-like atmosphere, sets out “Rite Of The Flames” nicely. The strings, woodwinds and horns build from an attractive percussive pulse until the sturdy power rises dramatically from its initial settings. It takes a certain type of composing magic to achieve music like this. The arrangement allows each element to breathe fully, with the overall effect of growing emotional and sonic bombast, imposing melodic hooks taking hold throughout.
Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni’s musical world is often distinguished by his innovate variations on typically standard practices, where instruments take the place of voices. Driving rhythms meet a growing blanket of harmonic bluster in what seems like an effortless feat for this instinctively creative artist. “Rite Of The Flames” does exactly what it says in the title, without wasting any time to patiently establish its position, as it hammers hard, erupting with forceful blasts of aural euphoria as the drums receives a total battering.
Here, the dynamic and experimental qualities of Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni are on full display. Pairing punchy kinetic power with elements that spawn beaming rays of light, each of the 29 instruments used adds more clout to the arrangement, broadening its range to captivating effect. There’s undoubtedly a repeatable method to Bazzoni’s work. The beautiful noise he makes, stands because of his dedication to reimagining the potential of sheer volume and plunging walls of noise.
“Rite Of The Flames” has all of the Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni hallmarks – the plaintive lulls, the booming peaks, the whirling emotions – but as tried-and-trusted as those structures are, there are many unexpected subtleties that make Bazzoni’s latest track, a surprising listen. “Rite Of The Flames” erupts into a sweeping crescendo of percussion and orchestra that clashes, soars and plummets to blockbuster effect. This is Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni as you’ve always heard him, but also, as you’ve never heard him before.