Genre/Influences: Techno, minimal electronics.
Background/Info: This vinyl is a split release featuring Italian DJ, producer and label owner Fabrizio Lapiana and the Berlin based Amotik. Figure Jams is a new label unleashing its debut production simply entitled “Figure Jams 001”.
Content: Each side features two tracks. The A-side reveals the hard and dark techno side of Fabrizio Lapiana. It’s not only about techno, but it also is visiting new-wave elements with space atmospheres on top. The second track has a transcendental appeal.
Amotik is a bit more into experimentalism. You’ll hear industrial elements and somewhat vintage-like electronics. The second cut moves into some tormented passages, taking some distance from the familiar techno standards.
+ + + : You get two interesting and visionary techno artists featured on one disc. Both producers are revisiting the classical techno music, walking on alternative paths while getting back to some good-old electro influences. I like this vintage flavor hanging over the tracks. I have a little preference for the work of Amotik, which is more minimal and experimental-like. Especially the anguishing atmosphere supporting “Kala” sounds pretty cool. I also have to mention the trance approach running through Lapiana’s “Memories”.
– – – : Both artists have accomplished a fully enjoyable work, but I can’t speak about real highlights.
Conclusion: Getting two artists on one vinyl is rather interesting. This is an interesting techno-alternative!
Best songs: “Memories” (Fabrizio Lapiana), “Kala” (Amotik).