Piaz is Netherlands-based musician Paul Fitzpatrick, love child of Irish immigrants. Piaz deftly melts electronics and beats with synths and guitars to produce a simultaneously warm, melancholy, and exciting whole.
Standard pop templates and clichés are broken through his use of compound measures and guitar themes based on classical music. Without straying into self-conscious complexities, the music gains depth and layers, reinforced by the artist’s minimal use of instruments and arrangements, leaving space for a wealth of subtle details.
Piaz is currently working on his second full-length album after ‘Formants’, which was released in 2011 on Dutch label ‘Laterax Recordings’.