After listening to the Italian composer, Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni’s new song, “Eventide Rush” for almost a week, I can say that it is his most optimistic and comforting release to date. Its undulating melodies and evolving, but not overly complex approach soothes the soul. The beautifully coherent track manages to push the music of Bazzoni further into new territories whilst retaining his core ideals. It really is a joy to see an artist manage the balancing act of progression and tradition, a balancing act only a few similar composers have ever managed. Most tend to fall into the egoistical syndrome of pretentiousness, by continually pushing their music into complex and incomprehensible arrangements which predominantly serve it’s creator’s self-esteem.
Instead, with “Eventide Rush”, Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni takes a step backward without compromising his artistry. All of his most articulate musical expressions are safely in place, while he keeps the arrangement fairly straightforward, and easily digestible for most listeners. It is a hybrid of comfort and fun, with an emotional hook that catches you instantly, allowing the rest of the song to dance around these feelings.
The marriage of the traditional with the futuristic is a fixed Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni trait. Nevertheless, while the classically induced orchestration and the progressive rock song structure makes more textural and smoother music on “Eventide Rush”, it still has plenty of bark and bite. It lulls you into a belief that you are to be presented with the dark and complex side of the Bazzoni’s artistry, before it explodes into a firework display of bright colors, making it one of the most surprising and accessible songs in his catalog.
Here is music as catharsis. “Eventide Rush” soars and soars, climbing further and further towards the skies. Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni has throughout his releases managed moments of epic beauty and emotion, but this feels like his purest work to date. An uplifting anthem for our current times. The world may be in turmoil right now but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of reaching a higher level of contentment. The song feels like it contains an overarching narrative in which lies hope, love and positivity.
Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni has always been good at tapping into listeners’ emotions with his music but with “Eventide Rush”, he not only reflects on how many of us are feeling but also offers us a way out. He clearly still has many wonderful musical tricks up his sleeve for the future.
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