Review: Slow Motion present a brand new Italian artist Altieri. Based in the far east (currently Shanghai but he's worked as a designer across Japan too), his weighted analogue sounds are steeped in eastern influences from subtle found street sounds to all-out musical phrases. The arrangement of the EP has been carefully considered as we ignite with the slow-burning dubby inflections of "Sayoko" and the Nordic style creeps and bleeps of "Onibaku" to Black Strobe levels of rave subversion of "Ueno" and Bodzin-at-half-speed starlit tech of "Glax". A highly accomplished debut EP.
Review: Slo Motion's Italian Dance Wave series was initiated earlier in the year, primarily to showcase "Italian artists who make music with an Italian flavour". There's naturally much to admire on this third volume, from the opening shuffle of Discodromo's stylish, mascara-clad New Wave disco jam "A Come Andromeda", to the cheery Italo-disco revivalism-meets-80s electro flex of DJ Rocca's "Backery's Track". The dancefloor highlight is undoubtedly the surging, darkroom Italo-disco throb of Le Macchine's filthy "Greg", though you'll find little as deep, dreamy and beguiling as Fratelli Riviera's wonderful "Greg". Either way, it's a fine collection of tracks.