Italian artist Matteo PREABIANCA is, perhaps, best known for being the creative force in Italian project Non Mi Piace Il Circo. As a solo artist he doesn’t appear to have established a firm presence yet, although his language CD “Italian Lessons” seems to be fairly well known. “A Kind of World” appears to be his debut production as a solo musical artist however, and was released by US label Silber Records towards the end of 2014 as a part of their ongoing 5-in-5 conceptual range of EPs, where the concept is to create a 5 minute long EP with a total of 5 compositions.
Preabianca’s take on this task results in creations that by and large exist outside of the norms of conventional music. We’re treated to one set of spoken words over gliding instrument textures, a lo-fi mono recording of what may or may not be a steel piano, a constellation of rhythm sounds that may or may not be various instances of coins dropped on a wooden table, one piece that sounds like talking mice frantically running away from trumpet like sounds and at last an ongoing gentle metallic percussion with interludes from a broken, distanced elderly and presumably male voice. All of them intriguing to a lesser or greater degree, but few of them creations that can safely be placed inside a context of conventional music per se.
Those who are in the mood for 5 minutes of unconventional moods and atmospheres should find this production to be an intriguing one however.
My rating: 68/100