Somewhere along the last twenty years, using the term electronica has built up some negative connotations. The reason might go back to electronica’s tight relationship to electronic dance music. And as the electronic music world turned slowly to the great proliferation of IDM, electronica as a term to describe electronic music in died like an over-weight rockstar, forgotten and alone.
Gino Niemiz Recollection of the Worlds (Part 2) (Nowaki) is a wonderful electronica album. Niemiz who has several releases on Nowaki. Niemiz has put together a collection of electronica that steals from everybody but stands on its own. Niemiz’ first ablum in his Recollection series, Recollection of the Worlds (Part 1) (Nowaki) was describe in the the liner notes as:
…a trip around the world through a variety of parts starting with elements from diverse backgrounds and musical traditions transformed massaged , diverted and reconstructed in its own way. It is rhythmic, colorful, wobbly, psychedelic, often with great moments of beauty (girl song).
Recollection of the Worlds (Part 2) is more pointed toward it’s influences as each track in named after a country and a year. The tracks seem to be pop songs from around the world that are totally destroyed (in the best possible way). Niemiz, who hails out of Berlin these days, has composed a strange and pleasing electronica album that not only
steals takes from its sources, but uses various styles and tricks of electronic music to give us a sound of his own.
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