Simona Calvini is one of Italy's best-known DJs and on Blind, proves that she's fast becoming one of that country's most promising producers. Eschewing straight, linear grooves, this release is based on off-kilter rhythms and stripped back arrangements. On the title track, Calvini uses this approach as a basis for deep chord washes, whispered vocals and hypnotic bleeps. The mood is far less serene on "Look Deep", where murderous bass drops and eerie noises prevail and on "Toy Boy", where a tearing low end is combined with steely electro drums and a stepping rhythm to create a sound that alternates between icy and menacing. But Calvini is most impressive when exploring pure rhythms and the rolling, dubbed out "Awake" is the release's highlight.
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