Deledda & 2KS – Spore EP – Apparel Tronic

I’ve always been fascinated by the sound of piano from Monk to Debussy and so on. Alessandro Deledda’s selection of chords, notes and poignant resolution colours each track on this EP beautifully in conjunction with label co-founder SCHiLLiNG. The keys are surrounded by a blur electronic effects creating a haunting shiver but it’s the piano playing I find most rewarding. At times it soars, at others dives into depths escaping into a view of the world outside the window.

Release: September 21


SCSI-9 – Squares & Circles – Apparel Tronic

Anton Kubikov and Maxim Milutenko’s production project SCSI-9 have created that rare thing these days. Music which feels self-defined and original. Spanning eight tracks the moods and atmospheres play with introspection as much as they do positive, forward thinking themes. And they never sound less then brilliantly executed. None of the numbers fall short of the seven minute mark allowing the arrangements time and space to breath and develop the ideas proposed. The other thing very much in its favour is that Squares & Circles deserves to be listening to in its entirety, as one body of work, and how often can that be said these days. As the deep rhythms of the opening track states: No Rush. Although by the concluding, invigorating Detroit styed Onigiri you might beg to differ.

Release: Vinyl, June 7. Digital, September.