Following the release of two EPs ‘La Machina’ [Optimo] and ‘Technopiano’ [Involve], Turin-born, Paris-based classically trained electronic producer Fabrizio Rat is set to release his first album of hybrid, atmospheric techno on 30th June via Blackstrobe Records. ‘The Pianist’ exhibits a strange collision of worlds through the use of Fabrizio’s prepared piano, TB-303 and the TR-909.
Throughout his apprentice years at the classical musical academy in Turin, Fabrizio worked as a producer in dance music studios at the same time, hiding his ‘double life’ to both the professors and the DJs. These two lives finally meet on The Pianist, enabling Fabrizio’s imagination and ability as a musician and producer to run wild.
‘The Pianist‘ presents itself as an 8 track sonic exploration through techno and piano music. While at first the two ideas might seem incongruous, Fabrizio Rat demonstrates his exceptional world-crafting ability by combining these two elements to great effect. Ceaseless kickdrums, writhing 303 baselines and the dark urgency of the piano combine to create a cataclysmic and at times beautiful record…
The Pianist is a truly original offering showcasing Fabrizio Rat’s unique ability to weave together two distinct and often opposing styles into a powerful body of work. The prepared piano works in a more percussive direction, transforming the pitch, intensity and resonance of each note.
Fabrizio delivered us an exclusive video live extracted from this new and powerful album that you can find below. All tracks on Discogs.