Mike Simonetti- Solipsism (Collected Works 2006-2013)

Mike Simonetti- Solipsism (Collected Works 2006-2013)

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Label: 2MR

Released 2018

Solipsism is an archival release of music from MIKE SIMONETTI's tenure as owner of Italians Do It Better Records, spanning from 2006-2013. During that time MIKE wrote a lot of music. Some of it was used for films, some for TV commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two. Influenced by the intersection of '80s arena rock bands like AC/DC and JUDAS PRIEST, glam rock/dance bands like ROCKETS and SUPERMAX, and especially the underground Italian producer PIERO UMILIANI -- the album is chock-full of atmospheric rock-inspired arpeggiated riffs. The mixture of metal and chugging dance music makes for a unique listening experience. Every song has a riff, every song is heavy and dense. Only one song goes above 118 bpm. These are heavy chuggers that make for a tense emotional experience that exceeds your standard, easy-to-write-off "soundtrack" fare, mainly because it was never written with that in mind. It was meant to be a fist-pumping arena rock inspired thumper. If you listen closely, you can hear how SIMONETTIi's music and dark vibes inspired his then label partner JOHNNY JEWEL to take his own bands CHROMATICS and GLASS CANDY in a different, more cinematic direction.

Track listing:

  1. The Edge
  2. Through The Clouds
  3. Solipsism
  4. A Prayer For War
  5. Illusions
  6. Body Varial
  7. Of One Mind
  8. Requiem