W’ell as my talking head video explained around a month ago about the song prior to the release of the album,”This is My Life”. You need to play it as loud as your speakers can handle without distorting the sound. You need to play the video in a very dark room on an large High Def screen TV with the music as Fucking loud. You also should be some what buzzed on your drink or drug of choice to revel in the experience of site and sound. You got It?
On a side not -one of my old band mates, Gary Citro (aka Peabody) commented after seeing a preview of the video that it harken’s back to one of the Lampshades original songs called, ” Krakatoa” (east of Java). In which was another hard driving song but had some lyric’s sung by Gary.
With its 2 bar cowbell intro ‘Sex & Trainwrecks’ might have gone in a different direction but, true to form, it quickly becomes familiar Aldo Buzzi fare. The tune takes a melancholy theme and punctuates it rhythmically with a post-punk architecture and a Caribbean undertone. As regards the lyrics the listener asks who are the victims? The rule of ‘poetic license’ is applied heavily and as always in Aldo’s material there may not be any ‘straight line’ lyrical commentary – whereas one might associate the sound of a train wreck with a cacophony of screeching, crushing and twisting metal this track maintains a steady rhythmic 4/4 beat -train wrecks are probably not agreeable to rhythmic consonance.
The intertwining instrumental layering is familiar and against the cadence of the lyrics we are met with an Edgar Allen Poe-esque tapestry of the dead possibly dreaming and the question answers itself by asking if the dead still dream. It’s an interesting set-up of superpositions as our subjects appear (at least in the words) to be both dead and alive. Thus a moderately tempered tune has more depth than the main thematic material implies. This listener found it a little trancy and ‘retro’ – I hear ‘post punker’ ghosts responding and the outro of this tune is in lock-step with the very movement that gave it life. – Joezworld June 2019
Sex an Trainwrecks
When you’re in the coffin of life. What do you dream when you’re feet under?
A straightforward tune that might be
its own anthem asserting: “this is your moment”
and fortifying its message with a strong double-
tracked main vocal. There appears to be some
beat anomalies though one never knows if these
are intentionally placed or artifacts from a rebellious
effect plug or two.
The instrumental break is sparse and somewhat disembodied
and the lyrics perhaps a bit redundant. The sound is more
’neo-garage’ then it is ‘recording studio’ polished but allowances
should always be made as this is part of the ‘appeal’ of Buzzi’s
One wonders if the author was up against a deadline (self-imposed or otherwise)to complete it – There’s ‘more to this life’ than we are given here both thematically and stylistically. Perhaps the entertainment adage to ‘always leave the audience wanting more’ has been employed here with skilled hands (and ears) and for those die-hard fans of Buzzi’s music out there ‘This Is My Life’ might be the sonnet they’ve been waiting for. – JoeZworld
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I’m super excited as tomorrow June 15th the album “Aldo Buzzi -This is My Life” is set to be release on digital downloads and in CD format.
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The Muse is song #11 on the album, a song from inspiration, your inner muse. A song reminiscent from my early Genesis influences. The lyric’s brings you into mythology, although it sparks some conflict with your own muse and what inspires you. Nice celestial flowing music with a beautiful middle interlude. –
Crazy in love as they say, “just another love song” or as PIL puts it “Not another Love song”. Well whatever it is, it is a nice flowing love song with some nice piano work behind it and in the lead part. I included below (the 2nd video) an outtake when I was recording this video -thought it was amusing.