Niente Sotto La Veste (Titoli Di Testa) - (1:36) 80 BPM
La Fuga Del Principe Giallo - (6:57) 111 BPM
Anni Di Piombo E Corruzione - (5:27) 57 BPM
Need Your Light (Vampires In Ombre Theme) - (5:42) 90 BPM
Gordon Cole - (5:19) 52 BPM
HAL 9000 Legge Il Labiale - (5:40) 103 BPM
Tema Del Bianco - (5:34) 57 BPM
Da Mi Basia Mille (Titoli Di Coda) - (2:33) 50 BPM
Review: Italy's Giorgio Luceri is primarily known for his darker shades of house and techno, and you might recall him from one of his many releases for Jamal Moss' Mathematic Recordings. However, recently, he's gone all coldwave on us through his new Garofano Rosso alias, a project that has been swiftly sweeped up by the excellent Giallo Disco imprint. Titoli Di Coda, literally translated as 'end credits', takes inspiration from the 70s and 80s soundtrack culture, a wave that was actually promoted heavily by Italian horror movies of that era. So, what we have here is a diverse succession of electronic tracks, some sparse and barren, others beat-driven and capable of turning even the toughest of dancefloors into places of wonder and magic. Recommended!!
Review: Vercetti Technicolor and Antoni Maiovvi's Giallo Disco has been a solid presence on the coldwave front since 2012, and we always await each one of their new singles with impatience and excitement; after all, they're among the only ones to release NEW music from the general post-punk smorgasbord. Newcomer Gary Collins rolls trough with the opening "Autophobia", a drum-heavy dance bomb with something slightly eerie and nostalgic at its core, a grey-scaled mood that is carried onto the more electro-paced "Dreams Of Immortality". "Signature Sound" is a slow, meandering explosion of beats and rough bass tones from the depths of the earth's core, lifted further up into the light by a remix from Protector 101. Blissful
Distress Call (Robots Escaping Through The Mud With Dogs On Their Tails) - (4:13) 110 BPM
Test Tube Babies (Antoni Maiovvi remix) - (9:00) 120 BPM
North Of Warren (Vercetti Technicolor's 1997 mix) - (7:08) 130 BPM
Review: Haex Hrll is a new project from long-serving Dutch techno and electro producer Jeroen Warmenhoven, a man best known as DJ Overdose. In some ways the new pseudonym was needed, because North of Warren is musically rather different from much of his club-centric material. It starts with a trio of tracks dripping in the kind of vintage synthesizer sounds and cinematic melodies found on John Carpenter's best work, with only the producer's penchant for dusty drum machine hits breaking the spell. Then, the label co-founder Anton Maovvi pays tribite to Vangelis's Blade Runner soundtrack on a superb remix of forthcoming album track "Test Tube Babies", before fellow Giallo Disco boss Vercetti Technicolour turns "North of Warren" into a mid'-90s trance throbber.
Review: Vercetti Technicolor and Antoni Maiovvi's Giallo Disco continues to strut its stuff and impress with fervor, this time enabled by the sounds of newcomer Mr.Eff. The enigmatic producer debuts with a sublime album of neo-romanticism and eerie elector glory, sounding a lot like the sort of material that would land magnificently on the back of a film soundtrack. Much like the recent sounds of Stranger Things' score, this is mood music for the mood people, coming through with vast landscapes of synths and warm drum machine beats, blurring the lines between atmospherics and dance music. What an excellent debut - yes, Mr Eff!
Review: A pioneer since the early '90s and, not to mention, an originator of the "wonky" side of hard-hitting techno, Scotland's Neil Landstrumm is an artist to be treated with the upmost respect by the wider dance scene. Aside from an endless variety of releases for labels like Peacefrog back in their golden era, Landstrumm has never compromised on a single aspect of his music, and he's always stuck to offering his own version of techno - there ain't a hint of bandwagons here! This latest release sees him rock up on the fabulously off-kilter Giallo Disco imprint, active in the game since 2012 and masters of their own universe. While these five killers are perhaps slightly less deadly than their 90s counterparts, that inimitable Landstrumm sound is very much there, only subtly masqueraded by a more disco-leaning cosmetic makeover. If you're into raw, effective floor trax then you should look no further. All killer, no filler...