Four-to-floor with Fire, Earth, Air and Water, the characterizing elements of “Snowing on Lava”, the artistic maturity for Martino Nencioni. His classy electronic compositions transfuse with naturalistic components characterized by typical rave-culture aesthetics. The “4 elements” fully shine in “Snowing on Lava”, a 60 minutes space-less and silent suite. A dense album, which transports the listener to meditate about the origin of cosmos through a whirling and hypnotic crescendo. Fast transformation and ecstatic contemplation, natural elements like stones and aquatic sounds are melted with technoid rhythms, creating a mutable and harmonic world. Echoes of krautrock a là Neu mixed with trancy IDM components from Anglo-Saxon school (see James Holden or Clark). “Snowing on Lava” is the kingdom of Martino Nencioni, in which all the things exist and consist.
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“It is not often that I hear something that is equally so strange and at the same time makes me want to play it on dance floors, if only to put people in altered states and dance on the wrong foot. Martino Nencioni is a real discovery and should be hailed as a true innovator in electronic soundscapes that explore house themes with a chicago influence, and manages to create soundscapes, without ever slipping into benign deep house. His latest release, Snowing on lava, is dark and full of meaning and defies cliche’s.” (Billie Ray Martin)
Wicked Style (Neural.it)“La mescola è ipercinematica, molto gradevole e coinvolgente all’ascolto e altrettanto le trame sono ipnotiche e sognanti nello sviluppo successivo.”
MilanoX“In “Snowing on Lava” quiete e senso di stasi (pad aerei e distesi, batterie lineari, keyboards) sono oscurati da minacce incombenti (droni, bassi profondi e suoni ambientali), producendo un effetto orrorifico, come se una subdola infezione contaminasse un organismo vivente.”
Beach Slot“Nicely deconstructing rave culture through the inclusion of field recordings, nods to classical, and most importantly a sense of pacing, the album at times has a mixtape spirit to it. A sense of play permeates the entirety of the album as Martino Nencioni never dwells too long in any place. Even among his most infectious grooves (of which there are plenty) he remains keenly aware of the need to move. Thus the album is in a constant state of flux.”