Thursday, 5 September 2013
Like an Italian Ipman, the engineering and sound design behind Piezo's work is exemplary. This latest release, coming from the Nomad Records stable, is no different, 'Ptay' is dripping in atmosphere and subtle touches - a rolled crash cymbal here, distant footstep there - as it rolls on rounded kicks and progresses through reams of hand percussion and synth lines that rise into the beat before falling away just as unannounced. Cinematic is a word that is too often overused, but it works here as the track holds down its own sense of narrative structure and breaks, happily, from any standardised outlay. Killawatt, an ideal selection for the remix duties, flattens out the kicks to a steady pound and leaves the whole thing dripping in dread atmospherics. What's astounding, again on that note of the subtle touch, is the amount of movement generated with just light touches of hi-hat and loose snares - from static beginnings, the beat gathers a momentum that feels like it might go on forever.
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Piezo - Ptay / Ptay (Killawatt Remix) will be released on 12" on September the 16th, with a digital release to follow on the 1st of October.