Deep house for thoughtful DJs.
"Unknown Nude" is a tender deep house stunner that ranks among Arnaldo's best tracks. It's also extremely simple. There's a touch of Steve Reich in the bold, shimmering synth lead that modulates slowly back and forth between two chords. An underwater loop and vocal sample make up the rest of the composition, but as so often with Arnaldo, there's something organic and mesmerizing about how it's put together. A similarly minimalist approach is taken on the trippier "1:17pm. They Stole My Partner" and the sleek, meandering "Post Rotation," a track that will make you dance, but probably drowsily and with your eyes closed. "Man From The Mountains" is more obviously sentimental, with mournful chords and moody sub-110 BPM tempo. Buena Onda is an EP that undresses deep house beautifully, leaving only the bare essentials.