A taster from the new Slow Life EP isn't without its growing pains
Paolo Mosca - Now I Know Their Name
A Slow Life record always sounds like a Slow Life record. As curators, the label has an uncanny ability to unearth producers who sound forever of the future. "Now I Know Their Name," the first taste of Paolo Mosca's second Slow Life record, has a lot about it to like. The live-sounding drums and smokiness reference the looser impulses of S. Moirera while the synth lead and breaky snares hew closer to releases from Basement Space or Primary Perception.
This all climaxes with some vintage Italian house motifs as the acid line and strings lead into an extended break. This range makes it clear that Mosca has excellent ideas, but all these references also hamper him from finding his voice. "Now I Know Their Name" is a groovy little burner, for sure, but it doesn't sound distinctly Slow Life in the way we've grown accustomed to.