Perfect Match - (4:19) 106 BPM
Homesickness - (4:26) 110 BPM
Teenage Dreams - (3:52) 92 BPM
Another The Same - (7:05) 110 BPM
Review: The Russian-born nu-disco specialist, Takovoi returns to Leng Records with a five-track EP titled 'The Perfect Match', offering a range of grooves and stylistic approaches, highlighting Takovoi's love for dreamy Balearic chords, soft-touch synth sounds, and colorful melodies. The EP's opening title track sets the tone, with sustained, sun-down chords, yearning lead lines, cascading piano motifs, and twinkling electronics riding a shuffling, post-electro beat and a warm, undulating bassline. In "Homesickness", Takovoi wraps waves of rising and falling synth sounds and melancholic melodies around a deep, hypnotic nu-disco groove. "Teenage Dreams" takes on a slow-motion sensation, bringing throbbing analogue bass, sustained piano chords, sparkling electronics, and the gentlest of beats. Takovoi's dancefloor credentials shine on "Bubbles", a slowly building Balearic nu-disco gem that layers up echo-laden percussion hits, eyes-closed melodies, and drowsy synth sounds over a bustling beat that sits somewhere between deep house and TR-808-driven broken beat. The EP's closing cut, "Another The Same", features a unique off-kilter approach to beat programming. Hazy female vocal samples, immersive chords, and reverb-heavy musical motifs gingerly dance on a bouncy and densely layered 4/4 beat. The main melody makes its presence felt midway through, elevating the track to a whole new level. It's a fittingly impressive end to Takovoi's new EP for Leng.
12 May 23