Unconventional house and techno for peak-time.
There's a noisy, bullish quality to all three tracks, conveyed through harsh sounds that, in lesser hands, might have dominated the mix. Instead, musicality wins out. On "Music," a thickset house track with a snaking bassline, Giannini counters the stomp with a wonderful shimmering arpeggio, even if he does lean too heavily on the reverb. "Bright"'s centrepiece is a billowing foghorn synth that wobbles over dramatic choral pads and a snarling bassline. The elements hang together beautifully, sliding in and out of view as they subtly reduce or ramp up tension. "Turbine 888," my favourite track, is also the most raucous, its atmosphere like a protest turned ugly. Sirens and crazed synths heave to a slamming, unconventional rhythm. Like most records from the EMG/John Swing camp, a human touch shines through.