newsletter, the netherlands, april 2005
For me this is the third time I encounter the music of Adriano Zanni, a.k.a. Punck (see also Vital Weekly 357 and 423), but this is the first 'real' CD, his sound-sources still consist of laptop, objects, field recordings, contact microphones and samples.
In the eighties he started playing music, going electronic in the nineties and using the internet to distribute his work.
I think that with "Nowhere Campfire Tapes" he has reached his most refined moment. Playing around with his sources quite clearly (the rain in "Almost Anything" or the water sound in "Tsunami Notes"), each on its distinct part of the sound spectrum, the four pieces are lengthy, microscopic and detailed precise pictures.
Whereas his previous works had industrial music elements, this is all gone here and replaced by a more than excellent work along the lines of Richard Chartier or Roel Meelkop, but with even clearer diversification of the sound sources.
A very fine work!
[Frans De Waard]