The beautiful electronic sound of “Open Horizon” by Sakis Gouzonis
Greece is a country with a tradition in both beautiful classic and electronic music so there’s no surprise these two not only meet but fit so well in “Open Horizon” by Sakis Gouzonis. Born in Thessaloniki, but currently based in Elassona, Sakis is a composer, orchestrator, producer and live performer of electronic music with an already extensive discography of 11 studio albums. His latest offering “Open Horizon” is digitally available through Sakis’ own website and is a vast and varying journey in the fields of classic-inspired electronic music.
The tracks are very cinematic with a massive and captivating old school synth sound. The music varies from epic orchestral pieces (“A Healing Touch”) to more playful electronic compositions (“Stronger Every Minute”, “For Every Man Who Has A Dream”) to emotional electronics with strong 80s vibe (“Warm Heart”). “Open Horizon” is an album made with a lot of care, love and understanding of the craft. With such epic music, maybe the production could have kept a bit more restrained, warmer and not so flamboyant, but hey that’s just us recently being more into the lo-fi spectrum of electronic sound.
On Gouzonis’ website, you will find the phrase “beautiful electronic music” multiple times and that we actually find to be the best way to describe not only this record but his whole body of work so far. Besides, who doesn’t love some beautiful electronic sound? Give it a shot!