CONNY OLIVETTI: Discomfort with Benefits CD/DL Self Released
A peculiar artist, with an eclectic approach to electronic music; Olivetti’s latest album work comprises of analogue synth and an array of vocal and instrument samples that do at least provide a touch of originality to the quirkiness of his work.
Ambient backdrops interweave with chirpy bleeps and arpeggiated dancing notes, which are as emotive as they are peculiar and child-like. It is of course the latter description, which for me best portrays Conny’s output. There is a sense of carefree abandonment with much of the album approaching the listener from a playful and somewhat sunny disposition.
You could be forgiven that there is little complexity to the arrangements on ‘Discomfort with Benefits’. Whilst the application of sound provides an altogether easy listening experience, there is method behind the simplistic madness, which does somewhat ease the hooks under the skin with little resistance.