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ARTIST
TITLE
Let Fernando In/Two Lane Highway
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LOFI 037EP LOFI 037EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/29/2005

"Following on from his self-assured debut on Lofi at the start of the year, Renato's second release contains two more contrasting tracks that demonstrate his growing mastery of all things minimal. In a genre that can often sound predictable and devoid of substance, Renato brings something new to the table. Here, you will not only find squelching acid basslines and beautifully crafted soundscapes but elements of humour and romance that give his music its unmistakable charm and identity. 'Let Fernando In' was the first track we received after Renato and his mates joined us for an 'extended' weekend out and about in Frankfurt, culminating in a Jaegermeister-fuelled session at Robert Johnson -- and the slow, grinding, dirty house sound that's synonymous with the club is definitely on show here. The track builds patiently using intricately arranged percussive fx and a slow, pumping bassline before unravelling itself into the classic 'Fernando' breakdown and that's when the acid really kicks in, forcing those hands up into the air. I'm not sure what Fernando's brought with him but it certainly does the trick! 'Two Lane Highway' is, as the title suggests, the perfect soundtrack for a late night ocean drive. Top down, a cool breeze and no particular place to go... just an open road pulling you deeper into the night. The rolling bassline sits perfectly with the empty, filtered groove, while the delicate, feline melody picks its way through a dense forest of lush, soothing pad sounds. Another mini-classic to warm the soul and keep the dancefloors smouldering..."