Cristiano Bocci & Smiltzo  
Cristiano Bocci * 1975

Cristiano is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, 6-string electric bass, double bass, theremin, viola da gamba), sound designer and composer in Tuscany, near Siena. His compositions are mainly related to electroacoustic improvisation and dark jazz, with a high component of computer humanization obtained by building DIY controllers and software.

He has released works under his own name and with American double-bassist Daniel Barbiero; saxophonist Tobia Bondesan; guitarist Fabrizio Bai; and with his duo of dark ambient music Chemical Resistance.

Smiltzo (aka Francesco Monaci) * 1975

Smiltzo was born as a guitarist, but develops around the age of 20 his passion for the enormous compositional possibilities that software and electronic music in general provide. For about twenty years he has been part of the electronic pop songwriting band Liberal Carme.

As an electronic music composer he does not rely on a defined genre, but draws from suggestions ranging from Aphex Twin to Andrew Lloyd Webber, going from World Music to the noise of Einstürzende Neubauten, considering electronics only the means of expression that in the new millennium exponentially expanded the compositional possibilities once reserved for symphonic music.

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Release date: 23.01.2022

eight sonic pictures of dark, delicate and disturbed music

01 K'un 5:19
02 Kan 4:41
03 Sun 7:35
04 Ken 6:27
05 Tui 6:04
06 Chen 5:47
07 Li 6:50
08 Ch'ien 6:02

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Copyright (c) 2022 by Cristiano Bocci & Smiltzo
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