Review: After a strong 2014, in which he dropped two highly regarded EPs on his friend's CrazyJack label, Parisian producer Lowris pops up on Danish deep techno imprint Concealed Sounds. "AAA" sets the tone, with Lowris peppering a tough, undulating groove - replete with a chunky dub bassline - with all manner of cosmic noises, trippy effects and tipsy electronics. Delaphine regular S.A.M goes deeper on his "re-shape", which makes great use of liquid chords and heady melodies. Finally, "BTass" sees Lowris return to the dense, percussive style with which he made his name, turning in the sort of stripped-back drum jam that should ignite dancefloors that like it tough but minimal.
GP & GF Reverberi - "Le Malizie Di Venere #4" (2:27)
The Tand 8 - "This World Is Mine" (2:15)
Sandro Brugnolini - "Amofen" (4:18)
Peppino De Luca - "Dorian Gray" (shake 1) (1:15)
Dream Bags - "Grey Hat" (1:34)
Albert Verrecchia - "Hallucination Strip #11" (2:59)
Mario Migliardi - "Tema Di Andromeda" (3:39)
Peppino De Luca - "Girl With A Gun" (medley) (1:55)
Gianni Mazza - "Wave" (2:29)
Roberto Righini - "Mondo Malato" (6:43)
Review: After the splurge of Spaghetti Western compilations that they've put out over the last few years, the Semi Automatic labels is back with another heavy dosage of niche soundtrack action for the heads. Ranging from psych rock to prog and electronic, Library Of Sound Grooves focuses on the Italian cinema movement between 1967-1975, years when the European nation really knew how to put together films and scores. This excellent selection of music contains plenty of garage fun, spearheaded by the likes of The Sparrows, The Pawnshop and even Italy's own Gianni Marchetti, but there are also more experimental moments, like the percussive twist that is Luis Bacalov's "Boulders Movement 2", or master Bruno Nicolai's "Giano". It is a must-have for anyone interested in one of the finest cinema movements ever.