Sex & Train wrecks

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?

Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash

Ok that’s a headline and a half.

What the hell do I, Aldo Buzzi have to do with Jackson Pollack a famous Abstract Expressionist? Well, I must say not that much except I love his work and his art studio farm house on the east end of Long Island. His home happens to be about a 45 minute drive from my home. One more thing that many of you might not know, No, I am not the illegitimate son, grandson or great grandson of a fling Jackson might have had. No, I am not a long lost relative from a distant cousin from his fathers mothers side (although that might have made a interesting story). There is something on the album, Aldo Buzzi, Test Drive “RAW” that came from Jackson Pollack.

On one of my road trips to the Jackson Pollack/Lee Krasner house many years ago before the tourist barrage took the place over and now you have a hard time getting in or getting a tour of the place. My wife and I was enjoying a Saturday out and was in his back barn studio where he did most of his work. Years ago when they were renovating the studio barn there was these game board masonite tiles that covered the wood floor. During the renovation they had removed these tiles and lo and behold the wood floor exposed an unlikely master piece of Pollack that was undiscovered before. The splatter of his paintings covered the floor, and as in his paintings the floor came to life with color and motion. Taken back by the floor, I took some pictures of different area’s of the floor, that to me was like getting my own Jackson Pollack at a reasonable price, Free!!!. When I was working on the art design for the back cover of my album, I took one of those pictures and made it the back cover, background art of the album. It fit perfectly and added a nice touch to the album art.

Below is the picture and the back cover it was made into.

Enjoy the album Test Drive “RAW” on Spotify

The Complete Album – Aldo Buzzi- Test Drive “RAW”