Wednesday, 28 November 2012

ALBUM Riccardo Russolillo – Let Me Call My Name

Riccardo Russolillo Let Me Call My Name Four Fingers Hand
Woah… this one came out of nowhere! Usually when you get a full album by an artist/producer you've never heard of, it sets alarm bells ringing – it's often the sign of something self-released and self-indulgent. Not so here, though – this is one of the most impressive debuts I've heard for a long time.

Lightly tech-ified deep house is the order of the day, with 10 quite mellow yet still floor-friendly tracks – all instrumental, or all-but instrumental – that are pleasingly devoid of obvious hooks and dramatic breakdowns, instead tending to just get into a groove and then chug and pulse along there nicely. And we all know what less is, don't we? If you dig deeper imprints such like Fullbarr, Etoka or Lucidflow, you'll dig this – it's definitely one '4 da headz', as they say.

But while it's easy enough to sum up the album in genre terms, it's harder to find the right words to tell you just how sumptuously produced it all is – or how impressive it is for a first offering. Let's hope there's more like this to come because on this evidence, Russolillo is already shaping up to be a serious talent.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Italian label Four Fingers Hand, who can be found on Facebook.

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