Dino Sabatini ‎– Modulated Waves

Outis Music ‎– Outis 001
Vinyl, 12"


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August 1, 2012
Remarkable release in my opinion! If you're on the hunt for tripped out Italian techno, along the lines of his Sonic Groove offering offering "Small Steps", then you won't be disappointed by Dino's newest, "Modulated Waves", released on his own Outis Music imprint. Dino Sabatini brings forth a sound that is a blend between Traversable Wormhole's exploration of techno music via dark, deep and distant travels further into the infinite realm of time and space, and Planetary Assault Systems recent(er) reinstatement of industrial strength, energy, funk and aggressive intensity back into the genre we all love so much!

Modulation A puts the emphasis on layered, dense rhythms firmly kept in line by a throbbing 4x4 onslaught. While the producer keeps the listeners' attention throughout, aggrandizing the arrangement with hushed, spooky effects and vast eerie soundscapes, the latter are gradually edged to the outskirts, while the scope of the music is increased by the steady building beats and groove, which eventually gain command of the centre stage, inextricably mounting up to a fuzzy climax. Constantly intensified by reverberating glitchy sound bits, the music just doesn't know how and when to stop on this floor incinerating monster. The drive is relentless and marching, with constant shifts in sound design and layering, something like a heavier version of Luke Slater's Temporary Suspension track. If you like that one, make sure you lend this one an ear as well. It works vice versa as well, ya hear? Top drawer peak of the night material on the A side.

Modulation B draws its influences from the so-called 'Berghain' sound, and most notable Adam Mitchells's notorious TW moniker series. Brooding broken beats cascade over backfiring, non hesitant bass lines, but the overall vibe is gloomier than on the previous number, while the atmosphere provides an irresistible soundtrack for your solar system travels. Think of a more tripped out and moderate take on The Wormhole Nexus and Present Hypersurface by Traversable Wormhole. The B side offers a great complementary sister tune to the club orientated A side, with the focus aimed more at the lazy, foggy after hours or the time of the party when most are just too damn tired to jump all over the place yet are still in need of something invigorating enough to keep their feet at least partially attached to the dance floor. Trippy psychosis on the verge of haunting electronica.
Superb sonic voyages on both sides of this worth while piece of wax!