An ambitious, impressive EP from the producer behind a key label.
This might not seem like the most favourable link to make now the track is fronting a major BMW advert on TV, but Raw Emotion mostly sits in the same broken, ravey, nostalgic bracket as Bicep's "Glue." Salvatore's version of the sound is rawer, more pumped up and a little rougher, but he hits the same sort of emotional heights. If this is getting you excited, head straight to "Never Alone," "Precious Standards," "We Don't Talk To 12" and "Anche Se" to take your pick from Salvatore's various expressions of the weepy breaky banger. I'm glad he included the more devious electro thumper "Let's Give Up Together," as it provides some welcome contrast to the EP's dewy-eyed moments elsewhere. "Factory Free" is another of the euphoric ones. The anthemic, organ-like melody is framed by a degraded techno thump, like Shed warped by the sun. That it's the only four-on-the-floor track here is more evidence that Salvatore pushed himself to attain something different this time out.