It would be a bit much to say that Vincenzo flies under the radar. With a career that began in the late '90s and now encompasses three albums and a few dozen singles, his name is well-known. Still, it's hard to shake the feeling that the German doesn't garner quite the same amount of attention as someone like Jimpster, who makes a similarly glossy brand of deep house. His latest, Path of Least Resistance, sees a continuation of this sound, one which he's covered in the past for labels such as Dessous and liebe*detail.
The title track is built around a lively piano loop, and it dominates the entire duration. The whole thing feels feather-light, with the keys quickly lifting skyward, luminous pads and strings rallying around them. The breakdown these three elements later enact is superlative. On the flip is a slightly stronger track, "Walk Home." Here there's more complexity, each element's irregular orbit interacting with the other to create something more than the sum of its parts. When working in concert, its burnished arps, sonorous bass and crunchy drums feel more like one distinct mass than several individuals. It's this grasp of harmony which has distinguished Vincenzo over the years, and as you might expect, makes Path of Least Resistance worth checking out.
Tracklist: Vincenzo - Path of Least ResistanceA Path of Least Resistance
B Walk Home