I discovered the music of Claud9 when I was in Italy last year on vacation. One night while in my hotel room in Rome, the video to ‘Addicted’ appeared on MTV Italy and I was instantly awestruck at what I heard and saw.
Once I arrived back in the States, I did my best to look up what I could on Claud9 in hopes to purchase his album through an online vendor, but there is virtually little available. I did discover that Claud9 is the pseudonym used by Claudio Pelissero and that there were a couple of mentions of his album, Eye Hear, on some music-related websites, but little else that directed me to own a personal copy.
Frustrated, I had just about given up when I had received quite the surprise. Mr. Pelissero himself had found a blurb I had written about him in an old blog of mine and explained in an e-mail to me that there were some distribution problems with his album and its release was extremely limited – even in Italy! He was kind enough to send me a copy of Eye Hear and gave me his blessing to share it. So here I am, giving his music to the people.
Claudio’s music paints itself to become a rare form of dreamy dance music; electronica with a heartbeat. I think that’s what attracted me to it to begin with. I find most music that fits into this genre to be great for dancing, but not much more. Here, Claudio has managed to create music with a soul; an amazing feat considering all of his music is created using only a computer. Even down to the human-like voices.