Aside from the fact that Nick Fioretti is a guy from Seattle with a few songs up on the Web, I haven’t been able to find much about him. It’s a shame, but tracks like “In the Pictures” speak for themselves. The song scarcely lets a five-second intro go by before exploding into an absolute racket of disparate sounds and pop influences. Pounded keys plod along while a messy swirl of electronics runs roughshod in the background. The sounds prove to be a bit metamorphic, shifting from everyday, backing-haze into seemingly random, needle-like lines that almost resemble guitar solos. It’s all a bit of a mess, but there are certain points to be made in noisy messes. Fioretti waits patiently for that imaginary, perfect, “girl in the pictures.” Certainly that’s enough to make anyone a bit disjointed.
Nick Fioretti, “In the Pictures” (Old Anchors, Self-Released)
Words: Marc Picciolo