Review: Presumably named after Italo Calvino's cult 1970s novel of the same name, Invisible Cities is a new project by Luca C and Brigante (and extra 'cosmic guests'). This debut release, "Moments In Between" is a slow Balearic chugger that begins like The Safety Dance on downers before flowering into a trippy cosmic piano jam. The mighty master of dark grooves, Ivan Smagghe turns in a remarkable mix, which is basically an eight-minute doom grind with a glam rock beat and Italo-disco melodies.
Review: Long-serving Italians-in-London Luca C and Brigante launched the Invisible Cities project in July, debuting with the hazy Balearic chug of "Moments In Between". Here, they follow it up with the similarly inclined - if altogether bubblier - "In My Garden". In its' original form, the track's appeal is derived from its' intoxicating combination of sparse but attractive synthesizer motifs, unfussy analogue beats and trippy, dubbed-out vocals. The Mole emphasizes this latter aspect on his attractive, Balearic synth-pop remix, throwing in some additional melodies for good measure. "Edge of Our Love", an altogether deeper and woozier take on the duo's developing horizontal pop sound, completes a fine EP.
Review: Invisible Cities is the new alias by Luca C & Brigante, who some of you may have known from their releases on Hot Creations a few years ago. Once again they recruit the unmistakeable vocal talents of Ali Love on "Sunkissed", a sublime slice of pop-inflected deep house with an infectious reggae style swagger about it. Quite fitting then that the legendary Mad Professor gets on board to deliver a couple of dubs; we particularly enjoyed the "Sunkissed dub" in all its delay drenched glory. Apiento and LX Menace give the track a techy yet exotic sub-Sahran flavour that'd mix in well with a lot of other great, similarly minded music being produced at the moment such as Disco Halal.