Macromism - Groover EP
Macromism's Groover EP is rudimentary party music with a tech house bent. In that context, the Italian group does exactly what they should. Frustratingly, it's little more than that. The title track gets underway quickly, loading up with maximal percussion to establish a parched rhythm. Some vaguely Green Velvet vocals pin down the mid-section, lamenting a failed relationship with a hint of irony. From here, it's mostly a subtraction and addition game, with predictable bass drops and curt drum fills. "Mascherade" is a touch heavier on the lows. Again though, it's laid out around dry percussive work, a male vocal and bass manipulation. This time the lyrics act more like crowd noise; a persistent murmuring which does little more than irritate with its lack of purpose.