Review: REPRESS ALERT: Gravity Graffiti has been doing great things with its series of split 12"s already, but now the Italian label goes one better for its tenth release with this mighty double pack of heavy hitters. First up is the ever-untouchable Yoshinori Hayashi, who gets as straight up as he possibly could with the freaky house burner "Dissociative." Telephones is feeling particularly dubbed out and groovy on "Kalimbalimbo", while DB.Source and Riccardo Schiro take things strung out and textural on "Montevago". Dynamo Dreesen is in rave mode for the pepped up and delightfully weird "Reactivate", leaving the final side to Oyvind Morken & Kaman Leung's chugging "Tunnel Visjon" and the rubbery side swipes of Acidboychair's "The End (At Any Speed)".
Review: Following hot on the heels of the Lamusa II single, Gravity Graffiti keep up their mission into imagined exotic terrain apace with this transmission from Riccardo Schiro. The Italian producer has previously been aligned with the Mystic Jungle Tribe posse, so you know that his credentials in creating rich, synthesiser led music are to be trusted. There's an aquatic delicacy about Mediterranea, not least on lead track "Cashmere Complex", while you can also find some shimmering island boogie on "Mediterraneanism". Forget Balearic - this record is sailing out to an unknown sun-baked archipelago somewhere between the Aeolian islands and the infinite reaches of outer space.
Review: An adventure through time and space from Gravity Graffiti label boss Riccardo Schiro aka Maladetti/Richeart. This is his second appearance on the label thus far. Slo-mo shamanic techno and tribal trance awaits listeners on the Dunas EP. This will no doubt appeal to fans of early Plastikman circa "Afrika", natural/electronic system or Refracted. Italians in particular have a real knack for this style of techno, following in the footsteps of legends such as Donato Dozzy, Neel and Nuel. Go deep into the exotic with the polyrhythmic hypnotica of "Esoterico" or "Trans-Garde" but there's also a couple of delightful curveballs in here. The frenetic acid electro monster "Essoterica" had us excited, as well as the tripped-out ambient dub excursion "Lapis Lazuli" which closes out this fine EP in great style.
Review: In the new year things are only getting freakier for the Gravity Graffiti camp as label core member Riccardo Schiro takes the reins once again. "Sine Phase," as the title might well imply, is a focused trip into rhythmic synth modulation with a techno pulse and drippy effects processing guaranteed to soak into your cerebellum. "Islands" charges further into experimental terrain, ditching any semblance of a beat in favour of free-wheeling texture and tone that sounds as though it was wrenched from a particularly fruitful experimental session. As the plot thickens for this ever-intriguing label, our advice is to strap in for the long haul experience.