?Regolelettroniche? is a fruitful meeting between electronica/avant garde legend Maurizio Bianchi and former Joyce Whore Not singer/guitarist Emanuela DeAngelis. The title means ?rulelectronics,? are supposedly refers to the set of informal rules for composition agreed upon for the project by the two artists. Yet this is no exercise, nor does it appear that the rules were that rigid.
Ambient electronic music does, however, have certain tools that are relied on, if not exclusively, then at least primarily relied on. So too here: drone, loops, soundwaves, electronic instruments and programmed patterns repeating to create a framework for the overall feel of the set.
The four tracks, each titled with a phrase that suggests a broad psychic overview (?Earthly Principle,? ?Cosmic Norms,? etc.) are created in ways that allow for a lingering over their tone; time allowed for meditating on the title? Time for thinking about your own loose rules of the universe?
Bianchi and DeAngelis, veterans who have both taken great risks and been prolific in a genre that often thrives on hermetic repetition, create in ?Regolelettroniche? an opportunity to transcend the genre and at least suggest a larger context. 7/10 -- Mike Wood (15 January, 2008)