"FIRE COMET"-"REGRESSION ALPHA"-"NUCLEUS"
Joseph Loibant shapes in this album a vigorous music, unnderlined with a strong pulse and clear brush- strokes. A music of cutting edges and sounds of a remarkable density and weight. Exploring the most electronic aspects of the currents near to Trance, Synth-Pop, Space Sequencer Music and Techno, the composer succeeds in creating themes of an imparable rhythmic power. He also offers us passages of a vivid emotional warmth, where the synthesizers are perceived more like sound gnomes than like machines. Another trait that is immediately noticed is the almost obsessive care in the management of the sounds. Beyond the task of composing, such artists as Loibant sculpt the music from point zero, choosing each element of sound with the same care as they choose each note or chord. Some subtle touches of Jazz complement several of the themes, thus contributing to give the music a more individualistic personality.
Sculpting the electrectonic sound with a certain impressionistic air, Joseph Loibant gathers in this album the path of Space Music of the seventies, just before many of its initiators started to shape it into a metamorphosis towards more commercial, less avantgarde forms. Yet this is not a revision, but rather a powerful exercise of imagination to try provide that musical style with an evolution it never had before, building a sort of alternate reality where not only the main patterns of the cosmic trends continue to live, but also a terrain where the analogic and the digital are completely fused. In the technical aspects, Loibant has not despised any means to achieve this remarkable re-evolution. One of the most meaningful technical details is the fact that he has even made use of the audio signal processing by means of electronic valves. The electronic valve, a key piece of electronic technology before the spread of the transistor, experiences then an unexpected resurrection. In general terms, it can be said that the very soul of the music itself is the same that characterized the space trends in the seventies, when it was completely apart from the commercial constrictures that later would undermine many of its basic traits; whereas its body is made with the same pieces as the innovative nucleus of Ambient as well as such genres as Trance. The theme "Gorgonea Quarta" is perhaps the one that best reflects such a singular nature.
As its title seems to suggest, "Nucleus" represents a descent into the nucleus of electronic music made flesh in the trends near to the Space Sequencer Music, Synth-Pop and Techno. Avoiding dispersions in the general structure of this work, Loibant leads his music along a path where one can apprecciate in all its magnitude the power of sequencers and rhythmic sections. Likewise, the melodies are concentrated on pure, hard lines, as if they were the profiles of steel or the sparks of crystal. We can call this cybernetic music yet it also is organic as it presents a strong dose of emotion. The artist seems to have had this concept in mind, as an attentive reading of the titles he has given to the tracks suggests a hybrid blending of the electronic and the biologic . As if he intended to identify the DNA of synthesizers, the artist paints portraits of a high quality with the most primary of elements in the electronic sound.