Review: The fact that the first track here is entitled 'Italians & Spacemen' should give you a pretty good idea what to expect from the rest of the EP: we're esconced firmly in Italo territory here, with Moroder-like basslines, Carpenter-esque sci-fi synths and analogue drum machine beats very much in evidence throughout. Look to Hyboid and Discobeton if it's faithful pastiche of the original early 80s Italo sound you're after, Daniel Monaco & Futuristant for a more late 80s-ish update or Captain Mustache if you want to be dragged into the present with hints of techno, footwork and electro.
Review: There's no shortage of dark, throbbing leftfield disco around right now. If such is your bag, then here's a two-track, four-mix EP you might wanna check for. Opener 'Paninari On Acid' blurs the lines between Italo, EBM/new beat and acid house, while Niv Ast's remix pushes the track more firmly into the 'acieeeed!' zone and is the pick to these ears. The EP's other original, 'Tenere', is an even moodier, midtempo affair - if you were soundtracking a brutal spy thriller set in early 80s Berlin, it'd be perfect - while a techno-Italo rerub from Fabrizio Mammarella completes the package.