Florentine imprint Bosconi get it right following the critical Altered Natives releases with this rough four track EP from compatriots Marcello Napoletano and IFM. The duo is probably at the forefront of the Italian house movement right now, and they fully demonstrate their innate capacity for delivering Chicago and Detroit influenced tracks that retain their own sonic identity here. Napoletano takes the lead, delving into fuzzy analogue jack on "Noise is the Cure" all filthy synth fills and rattling metallic drums, with "Summer Rain" occupying a similar machine funk vibe. IFM takes over with the introspective Detroit futurism of "The World Has Changed" but saves the best for last with the spastic screaming banshee jacking delight of "IFM Roots" a seriously, deliriously good track.
Italian trio Antonio Pecori, Stefano Meucci and Andrea Giacchetti have been pottering away, largely unheralded, since 2006. Four Rooms, their second single for Italian imprint Bosconi, is arguably their strongest to date. It eschews their previous Akufen-ish tech-funk sounds in favour of something rather more striking - house music forced through a post-rock blender (think Four Tet making deep house). The grooves are loose and fuzzy, the sounds alternately glitchy and woozy, and the melodies subtle and other-wordly. It's a combination that makes for a beautiful EP, as they tip-toe between post-jazz looseness ("Find Yourself"), droning deepness ("Wandering Souls") and broken Afro-house ("Goodies"). Throw in a curious but entertaining remix from hirsute Dutchman San Proper, and you have an excellent four-tracker.