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ARTIST
TITLE
Compare / Skima
FORMAT
12"

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CATALOG #
VFORM 021 VFORM 021
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RELEASE DATE
10/14/2002

"After a long break since his last solo recordings Nick Rapaccioli returns to Vertical Form with the first single of a planned trilogy of releases. Having spent the last 18 months co-writing Leftfield's Rhythm & Stealth album and touring extensively as part of their live set up, his solo productions can now finally take precedence over everything else and this double A-sided single clearly represents that. Written with contrasting digital and analog techniques, both tracks define a development in electronic dance music not heard this side of the water for quite some time. Each cut is perfectly formed and executed with intricate precision whilst cleverly pushing the envelope of both experimental and dancefloor based music to entirely new levels. 'Compare' is a tough, heavy and driving groove built around tightly programmed electronic drums coupled with warped distorted chords and driving bassline, made complete with an array of stunts and tricks to rival some of the most sophisticated of today's electronic music. 'Skima' is a slightly more dj friendly affair, structured around a handful of key sounds, sequences and idea's. Driven by a distinctively heavy bottom end and left to groove endlessly on its own accord to immense effect."