After his teenage fascination with electronic music and synthesizers, Sandy Kamerzin, a.k.a SKy76, developed over the years a mix of influences between electronic, classical music, and movie soundtracks, under the term “Cinematic Electronica”.
Based in the Swiss Alps region, SKy76 began his music journey as a keyboard player in various bands and realized his long-time dream of becoming a graduate sound engineer in the early 2000’s. It was now possible for him to realize a track from A to Z, from the composition stage to the recording, up to the final mixing and audio mastering.
But not wanting to limit himself to a particular style or a purely electronic sound, his compositions became, over time, more diverse and “cinematic”, with a stronger emotional and imaginary side.
In 2008 the first self-produced album “Deconstruction” was released. Two tracks of the album were selected in the particular radio show “The Blue Planet”, broadcasted on the distinctive Swiss radio Couleur3.
In 2012 the second album “Close-Up” is released and defines the “SKy76” sound even better. A violinist and a female soprano singer participates on several tracks, and classical music influences took a greater part on the whole album.
The piece “In The Depths of the Memory” is a tribute to the classical composer Camille St-Saëns and remains the best known and most listened SKy76’s track online.
Two EP’s will follow , in 2014 and 2016, released by two small independent labels.
After few private showcases and participations in various small Swiss electronic festivals, SKy76 had the opportunity to present a new “live” formula in 2013 at “La Datcha” in Lausanne (Switzerland), including his violinist friend and the soprano singer from the album “Close-Up”.
And at the end of 2017, for the first time in concert, a classical string quintet found itself on stage with
SKy76 for a complete reinterpretation of his best titles, synchronized to a wide projection screen content, for an even greater “cinematic” immersion.
The end of 2020 marks the release of the new single “Twist in my sobriety”, a cover of Tanita Tikaram 80’s song. It has been on hold for several years, matured until it found the right time and inspiration to release it, and became a very personal SKy76’s version and also a tribute to one of SKy76’s favorite 80’s song. This single has also won the 18th IMA (Independent Music Awards) competition in the “cover songs” category in 2020.
Work is on the way for the 3rd album, scheduled for Q2 2021.