At the end of the last decade, to the collective delight of his fans and the dance press, former
Nu-Nrg-ist Giuseppe Ottaviani released his freshman solo album â€˜GO!â€™ A full four years in the
perfecting, Ottavianiâ€™s highly anticipated follow-up is here and primed to colour your mind
â€˜Magentaâ€™. Carrying studio team-ups with fellow tranceologists Ferry Corsten and Aly & Fila, and
supported by a stellar chorus line of vocalists (Eric Lumiere, Audrey Gallagher, Linnea
SchÃ¶ssow, Lo-Fi Sugar and Seri among them), the trance kingpinâ€™s ready to wow again. Prepare
to embrace all the shades, degrees, tones and meanings of â€˜Magentaâ€™.
Comprising 15 new tracks from the studio of Italyâ€™s foremost trance composer, his second artist
album overtures with â€˜Rushâ€™. Imploringly vocalled by Lo-Fi Sugar, its transcendental breakbeat
kick emits â€˜Magentaâ€™s first hue. With â€˜Love Will Bring It All Aroundâ€™ - the albumâ€™s lead single -
Giuseppe radiates a more trance-progressive ethic. Locked around thunderous drums, tight,
stripped-back percussion loops and mood-fuelling atmospherics, it paves the way for Eric
Lumiereâ€™s one-world lyrics. Scooping Armin van Buurenâ€™s Tune of the Week on A State of
Trance 608, the singleâ€™s also brought plaudits from the dance press. Giving it their June Single of
the Month award, MIXMAG called it â€œsinuous, brooding and appreciably complexâ€, while DJ Mag
said: â€œEric Lumiereâ€™s vocal gives this track its light-bulb moment.â€
On the concept of his sophomore album, Giuseppe says: â€œThe colour Magenta represents
universal love at its highest level. The albumâ€™s concept is exactly that. Music intended to promote
the very same essence the colour does.â€
â€˜Magentaâ€™ stimulates Spiritualityâ€¦ on â€˜Starsâ€™ Giuseppeâ€™s supplies the track with one of his
trademark high-octane production engines â€“ one that leaves a floor-impression crater-deep.
Swedish starlet Linnea SchÃ¶ssow counterbalances its ferocity with a sky gazing, spellbinding
vocal arc that stretches to the heavens. Deeper into the album Ottaviani demonstrates that vocal
lightning can strike twice as he re-teams with two of his â€˜GO!â€™ album alumni. Stephen Pickupâ€™s
vocal on â€˜Illusionâ€™ fleetingly splices a rock-ish gene into the album. Backed by Giuseppeâ€™s
miasma-like harmonics meanwhile, Faithâ€™s entrancing turn on â€˜Nothing Wrongâ€™ burns up the
â€œMagenta is the colour of the free spirit. It pushes you to take responsibility for creating your own
path in lifeâ€ â€“ EmpowerYourselfWithColour.com
Magenta is Non-conformistâ€¦ without letting the pace drop for a second, in solo mode Giuseppe
expands â€˜Magentaâ€™ musical remit. On â€˜Cold Flameâ€™ he pumps the distortion pedal hard, working
in electro-lining sounds and FX. â€˜Feel The Musicâ€™ meanwhile riffs off the modulating acidic churn
of â€˜Hardtrance Acperienceâ€™, climactically boiling its 303 to mercury-popping levels. Elsewhere
â€˜Waterparkâ€™ provides one of â€˜Magentaâ€™s many â€˜come-togetherâ€™ festival moments.
Magenta conveys Balanceâ€¦ the albumâ€™s transcendental heartland lies in its mid-section.
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Alana Aldea runs the tone deep on â€˜Heal This Empty Heartâ€™,
whilst Audrey Gallagher lends her bewitching, highly recognisable Gaelic inflection to â€˜Walk This
World With Meâ€™.
Magenta Universalâ€¦ Entering the end-zone â€˜Magentaâ€™ lines up its co-pro big guns. Uniting the
atomising studio personas of Aly & Fila and Giuseppe Ottaviani, â€˜Brilliant Peopleâ€™ uses beatific,
ever-shifting female harmonics to dizzying effect. The albumâ€™s closeout sees Ferry Corsten &
Giuseppe collectively use symphonic strings and crowd-igniting pitch-bends, artfully interplayed
with melodic redolence and air-slicing synths to fashion the infectious future anthem â€˜Magentaâ€™.
Giuseppe Ottaviani has delivered the pitch-perfect â€˜GO!â€™ sequel - a consummate long-player
whose panoramic studio-ware will draw you inâ€¦ and keep you there for the duration. Not simply
EDM, moreover immersive, surround-sound 3DM, this summerâ€™s colourâ€¦ is â€˜Magentaâ€™.