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A Musical Journey with Henry Saiz

You wonder through the deserted landscape…it’s not a dream, not a nightmare, your mind is empty of memories as if you have always been here, since the beginning of time...you are afraid of yourself, you just know you have to keep walking, keep walking. Try to lose yourself follow my voice.

These are the poetic lyrics, accompanied by a crescendo of rolling drums and electronic soundscapes, of Moonlight Wolf, the opening track of Henry Saiz’s first album “Reality is for those who are not strong enough to confront their dreams” (released in February under Saiz’s own label -Natura Sonoris).

Moonlight Wolf catapults the listener into the album’s musical journey, jam-packed with evocative sounds, a palette of tones and a variety of instruments without ever feeling pretentious or over the top.

The concept behind the album, in line with the label philosophy of artistic collaboration, was to allow people to participate and contribute by sending recordings, thoughts, sounds and songs that carry an emotional meaning or that have a resonance in their lives.

In a recent interview, when asked what sorts of elements and feelings are present in the album, he answered, ‘I want to create a balance of these more techno percussive sounds, because I really want to explore this thing. I want it to sound somehow really primitive and really tribal, but not in a tribal house sense.’ As part of the project, he collected field recordings and then incorporated them with the other elements.

The first time I listened to the album, I put my headphones on while working on something else but I was almost hypnotized by the music. I just laid back on my sofa and listened to the entire album twice in a loop. This is the work of pure love for music and art. The presence of Caribbean melodies (Natura Sonoris) , mournful violins (Hymn to nowhere), flute (Rave flute), just to name a few; invoke feelings of excitement, fascination, freedom and warmth.

Saiz started his career as a DJ producer and over the years has collaborated and worked with various artists and labels. His remix of Guy J’s “Lamour” in 2009 was considered by critics and DJs the best track of the year. In 2011 he was asked to mix “Balance music’s Vol. 19” where he did his own tracks and sets. This gave him further international relevance.

Saiz is now touring around the world and, on September 13th; he will be playing in Saigon, presented by Alba bookings.

While talking with one of the organisers from Alba booking about their upcoming event, he said, ‘I admire him [Saiz] for utilising his success and recognition to explore his music taste rather than just repeating the previous successful formulas. We are working on bringing quality music and DJs to Saigon and Vietnam. We are not restricted on genres and we are not after big names that will attract people. We want good music’. Not bad as a start.

“Henry Saiz - Album world tour” is looking to be a real treat for music lovers, with supporting DJs Lupen Crokan, Drew Tudose and Pe Dro. Henry Saiz will have a live show with the support of drummer from his band “Tyrane” and then he will play a DJ set of dance floor tracks that he likes, ranging from electronica, deep house and techno.

For further info about the music event, click here.

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