Following Eps on well-established imprints like Raum Musik and Visionquest, Jorge Savoretti debuts on Luciano's label. In many ways, Ruth captures the spirit and vibe of early Cadenza releases. "Bou Gei" revolves around a jerky, off beat groove and tripped out melodies, while on the title track, a similar, angular arrangement prevails, supporting surging chords and whooping vocal snatches. "Sensu Dub" sees the Argentinean producer follow a similar path, albeit with more hazy, frazzled sound effects, which makes the drums' impact seem softer and less punchy. Rounding off this exemplary release is "U-Fonk", where Savoretti effortlessly straddles the grey area between vintage minimal house and late 90s, wigged out UK tech-house.
Love Letters From Oslo is best known for its championing of 'tool house' but Sumu shows a different side to its canon. The title track, by Michael Melchner, sees chiming bells and floating synths ride over a stripped back, bleepy rhythm. It's like early Detroit techno paired with Thomas Melchior's most reduced tracks - and the resonating bass ensures that it retains a distinctly soulful edge. Jorge Savoretti's "Sul Meno" is more in keeping with the label's trademark sound, but here too there's a difference. Rolling bongo drums provide the requsite backing track, but the filtered chords, that build and build to a sensuous climax, are reminiscent of classic Ian Pooley house releases.