Artist: Gazebo | Album: Reset | Released: 2015 | Genre: Pop, Dance | Country: Italia | Duration: 01:10:23
Italo Disco star Paul “Gazebo” Mazzolini, known best for his classic cuts like “Midnight Cocktail,” “I Like Chopin,” and “Lunatic,” recently released “Blindness,”
his first single off his forthcoming album Reset. Vehlinggo readers might be aware of my love for the black-tie, baroque-infused Italo Disco that Gazebo offers the world,
and on the new single he keeps that spirit alive.
The song’s mid-tempo groove, twinkling pianos, synthesizer noodlings, and tempered, fuzzy guitars delicately support a voice that has stayed in remarkable shape over the past three decades.
The wisdom of the years do show, though, on the song’s lyrics, which contemplate doubt, acceptance, and ignorance in ways his 20-something self wasn’t likely to care about when he was selling
8 million copies of “Chopin.”
One of the more notable things about “Blindness” is how Gazebo tackles that constant dilemma most classic artists face when they
release new songs at a time when younger artists are releasing new work that is inspired by, if not outright sounds like, the classic artists’ own influential songs.
Do they do mine their classics outright and risk being seen as never evolving, or even reaching boredom, even though the new crop
are going so far as to use the original equipment and techniques those pioneers employed?
Italo star Fred Ventura has ventured into newer, more club-oriented dance styles, although he does try to keep the basic
framework in place that he used in classics like “The Years (Gone By).”
01 - Evil
02 - Reverie
03 - M like huMan
04 - Blindness
05 - Europa
06 - Wet wings
07 - Variations in Red
08 - Desire
09 - The Secret
10 - Temple Bar
11 - Queen of Burlesque
12 - The Kite
13 - Blindness (Extended) (Bonus Track)
14 - Queen of Burlesque ( Iventi 80' Remix) (Bonus Track)
15 - Christmas Games (Ruxxo 2015 Version) (Bonus Track)