Genre/Influences: Minimal-electro, techno-body.
Background/Info: Operating from Berlin, Alessandro Adriani has already been active for a couple of years now as a DJ, producer and label owner (Mannequin Records). He from time to time is also releasing new material on other labels. He already released a few previous productions at Stroboscopic Artefacts and stroke back earlier this year by this “Embryo”-maxi.
Content: The sound and influences from Alessandro Adriani are moving from dark, ambient and somewhat experimental atmospheres and sound treatments towards more danceable, minimal-like parts. The EP takes off with a rather experimental exposure and moves on with minimal techno-body music. EBM sequences and technoid treatments have been merged together. The final cut is a more obscure, yet danceable piece featuring deep, vibrating waves.
+ + + : This artist has a nose to compose a minimal-like and yet sophisticated production. I like this minimalism, which has something really underground. The work is characterized by great sound treatments. I also like the retro feel running through the work. The last track “Aria – New Beat Version” is a sublime, dark piece.
– – – : I’m not as convinced by the opening song, which however serves as a kind of intro.
Conclusion: If you don’t know yet Alessandro Adriani, I can only advise to discover him without any hesitation and “Embryo” definitely appears to be a cool production to get convinced.
Best songs: “Aria – New Beat Version”, “Symmetry”.