Review: Agoria has enjoyed a long working relationship with Luxembourg-raised classical pianist turned experimental composer Francesco Tristano, having released a number of the latter's works on his Infine label. Here, they join forces for "Kick The Peace (part 2)", the highlight of a smart two-track EP for Innervisions. Woozy, intricate, musically complex and spooky, it impressively fuses Tristano's compositional skills and love of intertwining melodies with Agoria's shuffling grooves and techno influences. While an impressive piece of instrumental music, it's also got enough chops to work a dancefloor. The EP's other track, Agoria's solo effort "Scala", has more immediate dancefloor charms, not least some hustling, classic house drums, typical Innervisions build and some delicious piano melodies.
Review: And here we are with the second batches of remixes from Carl Craig and Francesco Tristano's Versus series and, with a duo like that as a line-up, things are surely looking like they're on the up and up! The Infine imprint have collated a serious collection of remixers, starting with the mighty tech don Henrik Schwarz, who lands a majestic remix of "The Melody", backed up by Ishmael Ensemble's more abstract, jazzed-out version. Abul Mogard's rework of "At Les" unleashes a stupendous landscape of noisy drones for the most experimental ears, while Secret of Elements' remix of "Desire" is a placid, cooling vortex of subtle house, and Siavish Amini's ambient mix of "Sandstorms" unleashes a potent wave of euphoria into the airwaves. Lovely stuff.