An Electronic Hero, the electronica/EDM duo of Federico Foria and Mariassunta Cavaliere, believe that music provides a conduit for journeying through emotions and life experiences. Using a blend of ambient, progressive rock, house and dance music, their debut EP titled An Electronic Sphere give names to polar ends of the human experience in sadness and joy, societal heroes and villains, and the ventures of the soul through areas of light and darkness.
The five song EP is a poetic showcase of storytelling taken to exploratory places both lyrically and melodically using opposing musical textures. The opening track, The Little Planet, features great Sci-Fi textures meshed with ambient dance rhythms. A slow crescendo builds to an energy-filled exploration of new worlds. Asteroid offers a light jazz rhythm and harmony before swinging into a house dance groove. Oxygen hits all the right notes for a great EDM track from start to finish. The electronica sphere opens up more on Sun featuring the vibrant vocals of Cavaliere (performing under the pesudonym Mariax) with a short lyrical mode of the attraction and power of the sun. Closing out the EP is a song called Moon, culminates the musical themes of the previous songs while shining a new light of hope.
In places the music has a familiar feel to video game soundtracks like Metroid and Ninja Gaiden from the classic Nintendo era. The fluidity of the music works well with the song structure, and Foria’s experimentation with sound textures illustrates a journey that will continue on for some time.
One other notable and cool aspect to An Electronic Hero is the artist’s openness to his music to other people. His Youtube page invites listeners and producers to take his mixes and experiment themselves. It’s a great way to build community and relationships through sound and experimentation. Take a journey through the EDM realms of An Electronic Sphere.