Italy’s Concrete Records once again puts together an extremely attractive vinyl only release as they cement themselves to a notion of releasing nothing but quality underground EPs.
Their next offering follows on from label boss Maurizio Cascella’s double original works of “Disegno 4” and “Disegno 5” that came out in 2020. Accompanied by two remixes from Spain’s mighty Tensal who is also known as half of the Exium duo, this is a long-awaited sequel to the intriguing series.
Enlisting seasoned support from Sweden’s Evigt Mörker, he kicks off proceedings in superlative style. The Stockholm superstar can be found frequenting Northern Electronics, Svreca’s Semantica and Cassegrain’s Arcing Seas. His rework of “Disegno 7” here focuses on funky percussion rhythms that are accentuated by a subtle, throbbing sub bass with fluttering accents and perfectly delivered haunting tension.
“Disegno 7” shows the track he worked with and of course transformed from its original state into a new audio adventure. Maurizio Cascella has crafted a magnetic, cyclical and hypnotic creation that oozes contemporary techno with consummate, delicate production.
Also included on the EP is a remix of “Disegno 1.2” from dub techno giant Giorgio Gigli. An artist known for releasing on Edit Select’s highly respected self-titled label, Speedy J’s legendary Electric Deluxe, as well as the now defunct but influential Prologue, to name only a few. Featuring Marco Ariano with additional percussion and vocal chants, there is a deep and abstract tribal influence embedded into this irresistible and atmospheric journey.
Closing out this comprehensive package is label co-founder Phooka with a new interpretation of “Disegno 3”. From the stripped-back beginning made of a stuttering kick drum and sci-fi overtones, the pressure builds patiently until a reaction of warping synths collide for the breakdown and fire it off into a new stratosphere.
The record has picked up DJ support from the likes of Charlotte de Witte, Rrose, Brendon Moeller, Boston 168, Taakaki Itoh, Pfirter and Samuli Kemppi amongst many others, which is quite the seal of approval.
- Reviewed by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com