Carrying on the tradition of the ’70s and early ’80s experimental electronic bands, from Germany (Kraftwerk) or England (Cabaret Voltaire), and even more than those mentioned in the brackets is not exactly the easiest task.
Along the way electronic music has mutated and taken all shapes and forms, many of those going commercial. Yet keeping the original spirit intact and still attempting to bring it up to speed with modern times can be both tricky and complicated.
Not that this scares New York artist, composer, and producer Chris Ianuzzi. Keeping his left-field (i.e. more experimental) track, during 2021 he has been releasing a series of experimental, yet listenable singles, of which “Hunger” is the latest in the series.
“Hunger” confirms what Ianuzzi has shown us on four previous singles he released this year – he doesn’t care much for sometimes strictly set genres within electronic music. It can be IDM, industrial, ambient, glitch or techno, he touches on all of them, often at the same time. Yet he not only tries to connect them to their origins but to see where else they can go. Separately or as a combination.
In this case, with “Hunger” he connects the dots between Gary Numan then to say, Aphex Twin or Amon Tobin yesterday (and today). Along the way, he tries to add something personal to the proceedings too.
His forthcoming new album should be quite an interesting proposition.