It’s time to deliver your pizza!

…your Greatest Pizza! I mean the CD version of my greatest hits 2012-2016!

Owoooo…!

There are 20 signed copies ready to be shipped from my hands. I’m signing them with a cool shiny silver marker.

Hey, look at the marker! I know what you’re looking at!

What are you waiting for? Take your phone and call the pizza guy!
The Greatest Pizza CD is available on my Bandcamp page for € 15.

Shipping price:
– € 7,99 to Italy
– € 12,70 to Europe and Mediterranean Basin
– € 16,50 to Africa, America and Asia
– € 17,95 to Oceania

More or less like this signature

Greatest Pizza on CD.

Greatest Pizza – The best of Vincenzo Salvia

You know Greatest Pizza is my greatest hits with all the classics from 2012 to 2016. I’ve got the chance to release it on compact disc through Analog Language Records and I have 20 copies here in my hands, ready to be signed and shipped.

That’s how it looks inside. Nice, uh?

In case you haven’t listened to it yet, this is the album:

The artwork has been completely re-designed by George Gold (The digital version came from the Overglow‘s pencil).

Book a table right now.

That’s all! I’m just waiting for it to finish rising and I’ll unlock the merch on my Bandcamp in the next days 🙂 The pizza guy is almost ready…

“Auto Radio” vinyls on HHV Store!

I’m excited to announce that “Auto Radio” vinyls are also available for pre-order on HHV.de Store!
Double vinyl in two different colors: Yellow or Blue/White Marble.
Includes a digital download.

Order here

2 LP 12” Yellow
2 LP 12” Blue

Vinyl mastering: Jeppe Hasseriis
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold
Vinyl press: Lipstick Crush Records

“Auto Radio” on vinyl now! Right now!

 

Here we are!
On sale now at Lipstick Crush Records my double vinyl “Auto Radio” including a digital version (completely re-mastered).
Two different colors, choose your favorite or grab them both 😉

Yellow like a pineapple* slice…

…or Blue/White marble, fresh like the Mediterranean sea.
US sales on Lipstick Crush Records
International sales coming soon through Playmaker.

Vinyl mastering: Dynatron
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold

*pizza not available

“Weekend” reviewed by Iron Skullet: 85 on 100!

While the weather is getting hotter and hotter, it seems people are enjoying more and more my latest album “Weekend”. Truly outrun inspired, it recently got an amazing review by the great Iron Skullet. Let’s read it together:

It’s been awhile since the world was blessed with a full album from Italian synthwave master Vincenzo Salvia, though there are more than enough melodic gems on Weekend to make it worth the wait. Long-time fans will notice immediately that the latest recording has a very different flavor from the excellent Auto Radio as well as EPs like Atlantis and Chromelove. This time around, Salvia’s songwriting style is brighter and more optimistic, and where previous efforts felt like an organic hybrid of vintage Italo disco and the modern sounds of synthwaveWeekend has taken a large step into more personal and unique territory. The result is a collection of hook-heavy pieces that combine classic synthpop and video game soundtracks with synthwave and a host of smaller elements, all peppered with Salvia’s highly detailed compositional style and wrapped up in an irresistibly lighthearted groove.

Weekend opens smoothly on the laid-back, sunny style of “Coastline Breakfast,” which feels like the musical equivalent of cool air on an early summer morning. Salvia’s elaborate and melodic creative approach is on display immediately as he layers one new element over the last, expertly building up through the extended intro until unveiling the track’s gorgeous primary melody. The continuous shifting of counter-melodies creates a nuanced and dynamic piece with several gratifying moments, and it showcases Salvia’s mastery over the elusive art of memorable songwriting. Deep, succinct bass tones anchor the composition while the numerous other components advance and withdraw for a captivating piece that stands up to repeated listens.

Vincenzo Salvia takes the tempo up a notch on the next entry, “Summertime Arcade,” an agile and quick creation that’s a clear homage to ‘80s-era video game soundtracks. The production only flirts with chiptune tones, instead leaving one foot in the realm of synthpop, though the ultra-quick melodies and punctuated backing rhythms bring to mind the quarter-munching goodness of arcade classics of yesteryear, all infused with Salvia’s signature compositional style.

A flurry of excellence occupies the midpoint of the album, as well, first with “Traffic Jam,” then with “Endless Roads, Pt. 1” and “Endless Roads, Pt. 2.” In an especially whimsical twist, Salvia works the light beep of a car horn into the patient and steady rhythm of “Traffic Jam,” and the result is an excellent example of the inspired and unapologetically optimistic tone of the recording.

Both “Endless Roads” tracks shine through with equal spirit. The first is one of the album’s most lively entries, and in terms of the songwriting style, perhaps the most reminiscent of 2014’s Auto Radio. The music opens quickly, diving into a bouncy, upbeat rhythm that is soon joined by Salvia’s chiptune-like melodies that flow across the music with easy grace. The song is once again a master class in writing engaging, memorable melodies, and the dynamic lines of the synth tones propel the composition through its running time with unwavering appeal.

“Endless Roads, Pt. 2” serves as the perfect counterpoint to the lively character of its first half, rolling in with a much more subdued personality on gentle bass notes and the slow groove of the melodies. Along with “White Lines, Red Sunset,” it’s the most low-key entry on the recording, lending balance to the tracklist and demonstrating Salvia’s versatility.

Not every song reaches the same level of seemingly effortless allure, however. “Rush Hour,” for example, feels like a great Vincenzo Salvia tune that’s been left out in the sun too long and its colors have begun to fade. “Vacanze All’italiana” has a similarly desaturated feel, and it’s somehow missing the polish and sheen of the album’s better entries. Weekend is also notably short, clocking in at just 29 minutes, which causes some of the less-than-memorable moments to seem more prominent and frequent than they actually are. However, the running length makes the album a perfect candidate for a vinyl or cassette release, which would match the spirit of the recording perfectly.

Despite the occasionally forgettable entry on the recording, Weekend never loses its charm and never encourages listeners to hasten on to the next track. And although the short running time is somewhat disappointing, it also ensures that the buoyant, highly melodic songwriting maintains its appeal throughout the entire running length. The album is just right as the soundtrack for an afternoon drive or a relaxing morning spent with a cup of coffee.

With his latest release, Vincenzo Salvia has reminded the world why he is one of synthwave’s most endearing and valuable creators. Weekend strengthens the artist’s already impressive discography with eight new creations capable of brightening up any day. The succinct song lengths and relatively brief tracklist make the album feel more like a light lunch than a full-course dinner, though the masterful melodies and infectious rhythms keep the recording’s momentum going strong just the same. For compelling and light-hearted synth music with a retro ‘80s heart, Weekend is a standout.


Rating: 85 / 100 (Great)

Songwriting: 9
Execution: 9
Production: 10
Song Variety: 8
Consistency: 7
Memorability: 8

(Original link here: https://ironskullet.com/2018/06/14/album-review-vincenzo-salvia-weekend/ )

Review: A sunny weekend with Vincenzo Salvia

Really sweet review from the French “DecibelBlog” of my new album “Weekend“!
The original review is in French, I poorly translated it in English, here it is!
(Original link here)

The last release of Vincenzo Salvia dates back to October 2017 with “The Pineapple Pizza Slayer” EP. The Italian producer and composer is back in April 2018 with a new album soberly entitled “Weekend“, a release that arrives just in time to accompany the return of the good weather! The cover designed by Vincenzo Salvia immediately sets the tone: between synthwave and outrun with a touch of italo disco, “Weekend” is an album that is fully appreciated on the roads or on a sunny weekend.
This “Weekend” has some great moments, starting with the beautiful “Coastline Breakfast” opening. Other notable titles are the groovy “Summertime Arcade” and its 16-bit sounds, the very nice “Traffic Jam” with the thrilling arrangements or the song “Endless Roads” (in 2 parts), also very successful. This album can be compared both for the musical style and for the cover of other previous Vincenzo Salvia releases such as “Voyage” in 2012 or “Auto Radio” in 2013.

tracklist
1 – Coastline Breakfast
2 – Summertime Arcade
3 – Vacanze All’Italiana
4 – Traffic Jam
5 – Endless Roads (Part 1)
6 – Endless Roads (Part 2)
7 – Rush Hour
8 – White Lines, Red Sunset

The album Weekend by Vincenzo Salvia is available in digital version on the Bandcamp  page of the artist since April 19, 2018. There is no physical output announced yet.