Fabio Giannelli // 1986 [Maison D'Etre]
I always find it an ironic scenario when the lead track of an EP turns out to be my least favourite. Sticking out like cow made from triangles, the inane two fingered hook that is the linchpin of Fabio Giannelli’s 1986 drives me completely mental… except in the not so fun Chinese water torture fashion. So much so that the imprint of it is still left on my eardrums, in a similar fashion as to how neon spots linger on your vision if you jab your fingers into your eyelids. Thankfully, for my sanity, the remaining three tracks of bass led grooves quickly smooth over this somewhat jagged experience.
Remarkably similar to another of his recent tracks tracks, Grenouile (a cracking moment from Paul Woolford’s The Lab 04 mix), Land Of Dreams utilises the same twanging bassline and floor shaking bass to great effect, stirring things up a bit in the form of a granulated organ that swells its way through the track.
A low organ hums through Moments too, driven by a meaty kick that is much like a club sandwich… except instead of chicken it has a bass drum… and instead of bacon it has a bass drum… and instead of tomato it has a bass drum… and instead of being in bread, it is all housed inside one giant bass drum. That meaty. Meandering solos tinkle their way dreamily through the duration as a pitched down vocal moans into your ear.
Finally, and briefly breaking things up from the standard 4/4 template, No Sun‘s broken beats, rampant jazz sax solos, wandering bass and “you ooh ooh ooh” vocal is mellow triumph. So don’t let first impressions be the end of it all on this release, dip further in and you’ll find some genuine treats.
Read our recent interview with Fabio here…
Release Date: Out Now