OdNu

OdNu is the musical alias of Michel Mazza. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently residing in Hudson, NY. Michel’s compositions are a constant experiment and interplay of instruments, different techniques, electronics and his moods and feelings. He often works with repetitive tiny melodies creating a dialogue between them amid textures of grainy decomposed sounds often from his main instrument the guitar but also including synths, (usually triggered using the midi guitar),field recordings and other acoustic instruments, the result is melodic, cinematic and otherworldly. Besides working as a composer, Michel also writes and directs short films and music videos, works as a freelance film/tv video editor, mixer and sound designer and runs his own postproduction house called Post Present Future.

Expansive Nothingness

OdNu’s latest release “Expansive Nothingness” is a binaural 3D textural experimental guitar ambient album. It was recorded throughout the weird year of 2020 as a way for Michel to cope and channel his feelings on the events that took place. He discovered that even the most intense, chaotic and surreal realities can become harmonious when we don’t let fear control us
and we allow ourselves to observe from a perspective of expansive nothingness.

Michel uses the electric guitar as the main sound source for this album but always very processed, sometimes to the unrecognizable and often pushing the guitar sound to the breaking point. Loopy leitmotifs come and go knitting feelings and ideas and creating a space that for a time seems unable to contain itself. In this way he is able to create music that is visceral, raw and dramatic and he pushes sound to experimental directions without losing clean and recognizable melody and emotion.

Cat: AB110

Release date: June 2021

 

 

Reviews

  1. Igloo Mag

    We could all use some rest and relaxation in this turbulent and often anxious-filled world where everything happens at lightening speed, news flashes come into and out of view only to be replaced with some other distraction.

    OdNu’s Expansive Nothingness is an aptly titled full length album on the ever-dependable Audiobulb imprint, and diving in without any background about OdNu, it is refreshing to learn that these tiny sound sculptures glow and spark in all the right places—fragmenting and evolving along the way. Each piece is filled with tranquilized microscopic glitches, found sounds, flowing instrumentation, and fluid tones’n drones drifting in the background. Cinematic moments are featured throughout, offering a glimpse into the artists’ vast musical arrangements as they create otherworldly and colorful soundscapes. Strings merge with tangled ambient shifts as miniature melodies flicker and pulse.

    As if to shine a light on hazy dreamlike states of consciousness, OdNu carefully plucks away—offering vast pseudo-shoegaze entanglements, blending organic sounds with digitized fizz-fuzz compositions. A dense yet carefully executed album that is at once blissful and brittle as it is contagious and captivating. If ever there were a more on-point title, this expansive nothingness is fully explored.

     

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  2. African Paper

    Unter dem Titel “Expansive Nothingness” hat der aus Buenos Aires stammende Michel Mazza – von Haus aus Komponist, Filmemacher und Videokünstler – ein neues, feinsinniges Stück Gitarrenambient produziert, das Ende des Monats als digitaler Longplayer bei Audiobulb erscheinen wird.

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  3. Felt That

    OdNu is an alias of Michel Mazza, residing in Hudson, NY, originally from Buenos Aires.

    His new album is an absolute delight to listen which you can not so easy file into experimental ambient/soundtrack file. 

    Composer's extensive study of musical matter and studio techniques and experience with composition and instrumental velocity brings something quite unique - a deeply organised album of wonder, evocative, lyrical and with experimental edge to it. 

    The main instrument here is guitar but Michel but there is synths, there is field recording and other instruments. It brings out the best out of those thanks to how he operates with his own musical language. And it is a language of both simplicity and opaque complexity that he knows exactly how to conduct.

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