MIND: DEEP VISIONS
CD: Urgence Disk KAB023 
Keep On Moving
Visions" is Roberto Vitali's debut album as Floating Mind for Swiss
label Urgence Disc Records.
Describing his music as "ambient/deep electronica", Vitali's
approach is to create lo-tech ambient atmosphere using drifting textures,
glitchy clicks and spacious effects. The album opener 'Ambient Work',
the lengthy alien chatter infected 'One Day' and ethereal hi-tech
blips of 'Voices' are perfect examples of this in action. Flipping
everything on its head however are 'Extrem' with its insistent
plodding beat and deranged piano melodies and 'Robotik Life'
which uses a robotic voice sample and Orb-esque ambient techno beats to
provide an upbeat mood. The only downside to 'Robotik Life' is
that the sample is a little slightly overused. At the calmer end of things
is 'Stellar' which serenely drifts along with soft warm waves
of sound and a touch of static crackle. 'Transformer', while
it starts out with futuristic ambience, develops an anxious edge of urgency
and subtle industrial rhythm. Stepping up the experimental weirdness are
'Keep on Moving' with its tense swirling melodies, stop-start
blips and bloops, bubbling electronic effects and repeated spoken sample
and the album closer 'So Deep' which ends "Deep Visions"
by quietly descending into digital insanity.
Vitali shows influences from a wide spectrum of genres including ambient,
drone, experimental and industrial. Drawing ideas from each and combining
them in an ambient, experimental or ambient techno style, he creates a
suitably atmospheric listening experience. Hopefully, Vitali's sound will
evolve further and these ideas will expand and develop along with it.
Mind] / [Urgence Disk]