Riccardo has that type of name, which makes you put off your businesses when you hear anything featuring that name being announced. Especially after such a long pause – his last vinyl appearance (under this name) was in 2020 on his own Elma Rivaga label. For the comeback, he decided to land on Club Vision Records, which had a nice joint by Roma Khropko earlier this year.
We were promised a techno-trance piece here, and, I would say, the promise was delivered. A very powerful release, without any warmups and tryouts. For our today’s premiere, we decided to pick the last one here, “Curtain”. Like the whole EP, a very synthy, energetic, almost, I would say, HI-NRG release, that, I’m sure, will destroy a lot of dancefloors in the future (and, probably, already has). Just the right arpeggios, paired with a great percussion and additional melodies – what’s more to ask?
The record starts with “Ricordi” – from its beginning, you would probably think it’s gonna be calm, but that’s just the intro. Unbelievable drums, with those retrofuturistic synths – oh, I’m drooling already. Continuing with “Foulard” – and this one is, it seems, even better, because we can also add some fatness from the basslines. Additional fatness. But this one is a bit short, be ready for that. And the last one in the review – the B-side opener, “Parade”. Another one with a very fat bassline, but this one has a much calmer vibe (at least one track, that won’t destroy anything, hehe… at least in its first part).
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