“Since establishing a few years back, 51 Beats has quickly emerged as one of Italy’s most eclectic labels, and is just as likely to host discerning techno from The Analogue Cops as it is acid business from Acid Castello and more obscure beats from up-and-comers such as Tracya & Crayon Mortel.”
Crayon Mortel who takes the reins for the first half of the release, getting things underway courtesy of ’Everything has to end somewhere’, a luscious jam with echoes of Gui Boratto at his Kompakt best. A track that quickly emerges into the sort of ethereal cut that Four Tet would be proud of, it’s immediate form the off that this is electronic music with soul. ‘Blossoms’ keeps matters ticking over with more twinkling melodies and unusual soundscapes, before ‘Cantalupe’ is characterised by its clever synth stabs and shrewd vocals. Mortel’s final contribution here is ‘The Third Night’. Another track that emphasises the producer’s eclecticism, it glides at a wonderful pace before it engulfs the listener in a warm glow. Truly stunning stuff, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Roberto Mantovan is a physicist, music and photography enthusiast. Under the pseudonym ROBIDAT, he performs as a dj since 1991, date of purchase of his first vinyl… Read more