Genre/Influences: Dark-Techno, Techno-Body.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Italian producer Adriano Canzian strikes back with new work. The EP features five new cuts while the digital format features three extra cuts so in the end it more looks like a mini-album.
Content: If you know the work of Adriano Canzian you for sure know what to expect; dark and powerful Techno music from the underground! This production is maybe more Techno driven although there’re parts which are more sophisticated. The title song is the single cut featuring a spoken sampling -which is of course reminds me of Front 242 and their “Agressiva” (with a single “g”). The title cut also features some Acid sequences with an EBM element on top.
+ + + : “Aggressiva” is made to get people dancing and Adriano Canzian has the secret formula to succeed. The title song is a great piece of music which moves beyond simply Techno music; it’s a sophisticated and intelligent format mixing Techno together with other influences. I especially like the Acid-like sequences running through the cut. Canzian knows how to elaborate his work with extra sounds and effects. “He Want It” is maybe not the most danceable piece from the work although it’s a great exposure of the artist’s writing and production skills.
– – – : The bonus cuts from the digital edit aren’t exactly the most convincing ones; too repetitive and a bit predictable after a while.
Conclusion: Adriano Canzian remains a true sound guru from the Underground-Techno scene. “Aggressiva” is a perfect title to illustrate his approach.
Best songs: “Aggressiva”, “He Want It”, “Commodore 16”.
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