BY ENZO MARCEAU
Immersed in a word of music from a very young age, ENZO MARCEAU took up the drums as his primary instrument and pursued courses in jazz studies at college. Having been introduced to the recording studio environment, he honed his knowledge by completing an AEC in Sound Engineering where he discovered electroacoustical composition under the guidance of Gilles Gobeil. His curiosity sparked by the infinite possibilities, he studied at Université de Montréal where he developed his style and refined his technique with Georges Forget, Martin Bédard, and Robert Normandeau.
A seamless blend of musique concrète and drum and bass, “Irezumi” is a well crafted mix of randomized rhythmic figures, deconstructed audio samples, and sine waves. Similar to the Japanese tattoos from which it derives its name, the subtleties of this piece uphold tradition while mixing in new and original elements. A short musical quotation is featured, the Amen Break, albeit mangled and chopped up.