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ARTIST
TITLE
Oftalmic/Tanto Quanto
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LOFI 032EP LOFI 032EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/14/2005

"Two slabs of sublime 'soulful minimalism' from a totally unexpected source, but I suppose that's the beauty of this kind of music and just goes to enhance its global appeal. Renato has been sending us 'small frisbees from Sardinia' (as he puts it), for the last few months, leaving us with the difficult task of deciding which to release first -- a nice problem to have. First up -- 'Tanto Quanto' taps right into the subconscious, creating a surreal soundscape that's punctuated with fractured Latin rhythms and quirky laptopped sounds in a slight Monne Automne style. Distant filtered chords and a thumping kick hold the track together as the arrangement drifts through several different moods. It's a fantastic track in it's own right but works equally well as a mixing tool. 'Oftalmic' on the other hand is reminiscent of earlier, soulful Underground Resistance or Global Communication releases. Sparse, jerky rhythms and hesitant melodies slowly gel together, building over a full 8 minutes to arousing climax complete with pounding bass and rocking percussion."