Mario Bajardi is a man of many musical talents. He is a violinist, film score composer and award winning music producer. Early in his career he was a finalist at the International Competition of Electronic’s Pierre Schaeffer Prize and ICMC – these awards are given to the artist who explore new horizons in music. His music and sound composition approach is constantly evolving as seen in the case of ‘Metamorph’ an electro-acoustic and designed sound library Mario coproduced for Twisted Tools. His ‘Inverse’ EP will be his second EP for ONDE following last year’s ‘Glass Orchestra’ EP and his debut album ‘Archives’ which was released in 2012.

‘Inverse’ opens with ‘Rest’ featuring vocalist Eleze who has previously released on Ministry of Sound and Ego. The intro is awash with ambient textures as a gentle piano and Eleze’s crystalline voice float on the surface of the background swells. The female vocals and ambient textures bring to mind Bonobo’s recent tracks with the vocalist Szjerdene. The high comparison continues on the following track ‘Standing’ which was taken from a theatrical soundtrack, for ‘Riccardo III W. Shakespeare’ which was composed and produced by Mario in 2013. The pizzicato strings and long wavering notes rise and fall together before fading away into ‘Interlude’ which opens with a snippet of natural recordings. Cinematic swelling strings then morph into electronic pulses and waves before the two intertwine.