Following in the footsteps of revered Italian producers like Lory D, Sergio Pace and Vincenzo Ferramosca look set to leave their own indelible mark on the global techno landscape. After announcing themselves with some pummelling acid on Involve Records, the Torino-based duo are gearing up to debut for a label located in the furthest reaches of Northern Germany.
Masterminded by Andre Kronert, ODD / EVEN explores the contrast between gloom and luminescence within the realms of machine-driven techno. A perfect match for the Boston 168 sound, you might say. Well we certainly though so and it’s a great pleasure to share with you one of the choice cuts from that impending release in its full, unadulterated glory.
Where their predecessors were imposing, these tracks tread down a more immersive path. But that’s not to say they don’t pack a serious punch. Just take the title track: as per usual, it’s an analogue workout built on a forceful techno foundation, providing a firm bedrock for the duo’s shadowy aesthetic. Layering broad swathes of mesmerising synth over the mournful bass tones, ‘Oblivion’ manages to sound busy without becoming cacophonous. Cavernous and vast; this is synapse firing, big room techno as it’s supposed to be.
The Oblivion EP is set to hit the shelves soon, but you can pre-order a copy here.