Manifattura Tabacchi is a former cigar and cigarette production site that is having a renaissance thanks to an innovative urban regeneration project. Back in June, the Bosconi Records crew rocked up there for a live hardware jam session featuring an array of musicians from the label including Fabio Della Torre on the mixer and Dukwa, Ennio Colaci, Herva, Mass Prod, Rufus, The Clover on the instruments with the special participation of A Guy Called Gerald. Now comes the record with the exceptional results all pressed to wax.
The selected tracks follow the order of execution which has naturally developed in a crescendo from 130 to 180 BPM, and then closes by slowing down with a take at 110BPM.
Opening up the EP is ‘130 - Tuning’, which is cosmic house music with freeform jazz synth lines that take you into the next dimension. ‘138 - Gang Up' is harder hitting, with punchy drums and lithe sci-fi synth lines darting in all directions.
‘138 - Swinging’ explores a broken beat style with spinning hi hats and intergalactic funk of the highest order. ‘150 - Snappy’ then picks up pace with corrugated drum lines and twanging guitars freaking you out, and ‘180 - Blowing’ is a hyper-driven experiment with old school dusty jungle beats and gloopy synths while ‘110 - Offhand’ is a deeper, more thoughtful track with whispered vocals and a dreamy vibe.
This is adventurous electronic music that goes well off grid, plays with strange temps, weird textures and occult moods and is utterly original as a result.
released February 3, 2020
All Tracks Performed by:
Andrea “G key” Giachetti - Bass
Antonio Pecori - Moog Minimoog, Elektron Octatrack
Ennio Colaci - Akai MPC 1000, Akai MFC42
Fabio Corcos - Mixer Behringer X32
Gerald Simpson - Reason (tracks B1, B2)
Hervé Atsé Corti - Akai MPC 1000
Marco D’Aquino - Roland TR-8S, Juno 106 (tracks A1, A2, A3, B3)
Martino Marini - Clavia Nord Rack 2, Roland SP303, Catart, Roli Blocks
Niccoló Daniel Rufo - Yamaha DX 200, Akai MPC 1000, Yamaha TG33
Stefano Meucci - Juno 106
Recorded Live at Manifattura Tabacchi Firenze
Arranged, Mixed and Additional Production by Fabio Corcos at Bosconi Records Studio
Additional Mixing by Antonio Pecori
Mastered by Niccolò Caldini at Tea Room Mastering
Illustration Work by Mister Thoms
Graphic Design by Chiara Sinatti
Executive Production by Fabio Corcos in collaboration with Manifattura Tabacchi
Worldwide distribution Syncrophone
Published By Bosconi / Westbury Music Publishing
(P) & (C) Bosconi Records 2020