Review: Two top names from the contemporary Italian scene go head-to-head here, as nu-disco don (and sometime Dimitri From Paris collaborator) DJ Rocca shares a studio with one half of Claremont 56-signed cosmic disco duo Almunia, Leo Cecanti. It seems to be a match made in heaven. Certainly, it's hard to dislike the breezy and sun-kissed A-side "Every Changing Bubbles" [sic], where rolling acoustic guitars and fluttering flute solos seemingly dance atop a rolling cosmic disco groove. Over on side B, the experienced duo adds some epic jazz guitar solos to a blazed jazz-funk/jazz-rock groove on the rather fine "Estate", before reaching for their Clavinet on the dancefloor-ready, Baldelli style, rock-influenced cosmic strut of "Mbira Funk".
Review: Following releases from the likes of L.U.C.A and Ad Bourke & Rotla, Quiroga makes a welcome return to his own Really Swing helm on this super-smooth disco dreamboat 12". "Cups & Balls" builds with a Latin bass momentum and subtle disco emotion and "Ciao Fischio" takes a splash into the sunset shallow end with lazy beats and dreamy keys. "Citta di Mare" lights the final candle with touching delicacy. Far away organs, forefront breaks and a sense of space so vast you feel you could float away, Quiroga is really on the summertime money right here.