I could hear the digital piano a mile away on The Ocean Floaters by Peter Dizozza. The resonance you get with an analog piano is still pretty hard to replicate in the digital realm and the proof is in the pudding. Dizozza’s instrument of choice is the piano, which besides his vocals is really the focal point of the album. Everything else is pretty much ornamental salad dressing.
The music on The Ocean Floaters isn’t quite catchy enough to be pop music and isn’t experimental enough to be considered avant-garde. It’s music you might expect in a Las Vegas piano bar at 4:30 in the morning. Dizozza doesn't exactly have a voice that will be winning any singing competition any time soon. They are a handful of times where he is noticeably off key and his delivery falls flat. Other times his voice sounds decent enough. Take for instance “Fainting (precipice view)” in which his vocals are treated well in the mix. He sings, “Fasting, declining, enclosed in an opening, a top floor landing through the stairs.”
A number of songs like “”Watch for Tomorrow” and “If I Ever - The Floaters Meet the Farmers” sound like maddening show tunes that could send you into a psychedelic spiraling psychosis. I suggest putting these songs into karaoke form and seeing how much fun you can have.
Dizozza busts out some flashy hands on “Minorin (sea walk piano music)”. The solo piano riff certainly shows off some technical skill. Dizozza ends with the “Got Apber (instrumental” where he incorporates some silly sounding synth on top of his piano. The music might be suitable for a cartoon.
The Ocean Floaters is certainly not a style you hear everyday. He’s got his own unique thing going on - I’ll give him that.
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