Federico Fantuz is an Italian modern music composer, who has just released his debut album on Fluttery Records. Music For No Movies is Fantuz’s electro-acoustic / ambient tunes where he creates a warm cinematic atmosphere by his guitar strings and ambient pads.
Violent Zen is his 11 piece debut. As a music journalist points out “Not only does Music For No Movies turn the very idea of sountrack inside-out – it also succeeds in creating experimental yet intriguing and deeply fascinating soundscapes. Very well done indeed.”
Fluttery Records defines the album like this: “Music For No Movies is a reverse project composed of “orphan” tracks and conceived as soundtracks in search of their cinematic motherhood.The different tracks aim at ecstatic, evocative and dilated atmospheres. More precisely they are cozy and rarefied melodies, distant and unsettling sounds, odd times and grotesque echoes. The core of all the arrangements is the search of an intensity and a sense of suspension that resembles somehow the suspended feeling one has watching a movie.”
The album is recommended if you like Brian Eno, Ralph Towner, Dead Can Dance, Steve Tibbetts, Arvo Pärt , Ennio Morricone, Ry Cooder, Sigur Rós, Yann Tiersen, Labradford, Mark Templeton, North Sea, Xela.
The album has already received very good reviews. Here are some of them:
“Waterquake” is an exhilarating and haunting track suitable for a great dramatic picture whereas the opener “Air Games” operates in the area of a crepuscular and gently melancholy. Other outstanding songs are the irresistible “Earth Job”, adorned with unconventional sounds like chair creaks and coins falls, perfect for a mystery picture, “Wind Wash”, particularly fitting for a positive final sequence in a sad drama that ends full of hope, and “Fire and Sky”, that only asks to be used in an historical movie, maybe in the Spain of the eighteenth century. The intriguing and obsessive “Arvo Moon” is instead suitable for a sequence in which is described the passage of time: in general the instruments’ assemblage is excellent and the arrangement very smooth in order to create a music in which you can pleasantly lose yourself.”
“The summer is on its way, and with it comes some of the worst movies of the year. Therefore, if you enjoy high quality movies, the summer may not be the best time for you to venture out to the theater. However, with Violent Zen, you can make up your own movies, right there in your mind. The acting will be superb, while the ending will be satisfying because it’s your film. Just imagine the possibilities.”
The album is available on major music download stores like Itunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3. The album can be steamed and purchased on the Fluttery Records website.