Thursday, April 06, 2017
Loose Canons 2.0
"Loose Canons 2.0 is an epic soundtrack of imaginary video game music and sounds as composed for the Micromoog synthesizer and arranged into ten separate tableaux. For the 8-bit soul in all of us.
Loose Canons 2.0 is the culmination of years of melodic electronic synthesizer experiments by multi-instrumentalist/composer Steven Jaime Giacomelli, whose dual abstract and hook-laden sensibilities were on display in multiple bands in the Gainesville FL underground music scene in the early 2000’s. Chief among these was The Ohm, an instrumental four-piece with a varied m.o. of instant composition, epic noisepop psychfuzz and atmospheric environment enhancement.
A series of underground self-releases yielded new projects, new bands and new contexts, with Giacomelli stretching compositionally into classic American song forms, from doo-wop to metal to orchestral pop to country to surf rock to soul to baroque pop to hip-hop to americana to spoken word soundtrack to blues to ambient, all the while honing theoretical melodic approaches and atmosphere exploration that would ultimately express themselves after a chance re-discovery of the work of Californian composer Terry Riley and an embrace of a lifelong influence of the classical canon form & video game music.
Now making his home amongst analog synths in a valley of silicon, with Loose Canons 2.0 now transmitting and primed for placement, Giacomelli continues to work on his next opus.
released July 12, 2016
Composed, performed, recorded, & mixed by Giacomelli at West Coast Hohm Studios Sound Lab in Silicon Valley, April 2016.
Mastered by Jason Hatfield at Hatfield Digital in Santa Cruz, CA, June 2016."