Irresistible techno with a giddy rush.
Di Nola's spin on it revolves around glitch. He says the EP is concerned with "the tones and timbers generated during the breakdown of machinery and the signals emitted erroneously during malfunction," which you can hear in opener "Tip," with a lead melody that stutters and flashes. The whole thing is erratic, especially when the track suddenly stops and re-emerges as a slightly softer Detroit-influenced affair. The rest of the EP isn't as strange, but each track is loaded with detail and sudden intrusions that could startle or tickle the keen listener. The runaway rimshots on "Comunicazione Uno" are drenched in reverb, while strange noises writhe between beats on "Comunicazione Duo." The gentle closer "Industrial Collapse" is the outlier, sounding like Shed floating on a cloud. But aside from that, Di Nola strikes the same careful balance as the other releases on Voam: hard-as-nails dance music with a sense of levity and, most importantly, freedom, capturing the giddy rush of early techno with sound design chops from 2020.