Review: Apart from being furnished with one of the best names in modern techno, Giorgio Gigli is also a producer of considerable repute and here we see him round of 2010 with the Skulking In The Shadow EP. "Hidden In The Darkness" keeps you hanging indefinitely in some kind of otherworldly suspence, the tension so apparent it makes your hair stand on end. A graduate of the Donato Dozzy school of darkly ambient techno, Gigli turns in two more gems on the B Side, both of which will insert a sense of impending peril deep into your stomach. Limited, hand numbered tackle here - don't sleep.
Underlying Destruction Of The Environmental Ties (Claro Intelecto remix)
The Revolt Of The Objects (Svreca remix)
Complementary System (Brando Lupi remix)
Review: There's little room for criticism when it comes to the Zooloft label overseen by messrs Giorgio Gigli and Obtane: a steady stream of refined noirish techno from themselves and the likes of Tin Man and Milton Bradley has arrived in the three years the label has been active, all complemented by some impeccable artistic direction and a firm grasp of brilliant release titles. The latest release tasks Claro Intelecto, Svreca and Brando Lupi with the intriguing task of refining some tracks from the private archives of the Zooloft bosses. Heads will mull this equation round in their dome piece momentarily and need no further persuasion, but for those unsure read on. Recent Delsin addition Claro Intelecto takes the entire A Side over to remould . "Underlying Destruction Of The Environmental Ties" into a steadily rattling drone techno delight, while Semantica boss Svreca conjures up all manner of creeping, claustrophobia inducing sonic imagery on a expertly sculpted take on "The Revolt Of The Objects". Donato Dozzy's sometime studio partner Lupi ensures the quality does not dip at all with a remix of "Complementary System" that splays all manner of malfunctioning bleepery over a dub-techno mainframe.
Review: Studio buddies Obtane & Giorgio Gigli get deep on all levels with The Incredible Journey Through Your Eyes, framing psychoanalytic quandaries as the driving concept behind the heavily textured throb of "Chemistry Of Human Life". It's a relentless thrilling ride to the lower echelons of minimalist techno that will prove quite hypnotic in the right environment. Multi-media visual artist Mike Parker follows his recent sterling release on Prologue with an outer galactic reimagining of the track, filling the space around a spinal pin prick of a beat with a twisted cacophony of Martian sounding binary abstractions. The final Abstract Narrative Edit dispenses with all rhythmic inclinations in favour of expansive droning ambience.