Train With No Name EP
Channeling that classic playful braindance feel of early AFX, U-Ziq and fellow acid-connoissuer Luke Vibert, Pearl River Sound (real name Roberto Semeraro) has quietly builded up his own profile in the last 5 years with releases on R&S Records’s own Meda Fury, Further Records, Seagrave and X-Kalay. Not another average idm/breakbeat throwback tough: here PRS delivers ‘Train With No Name’, a 6-tracker of razor-like rephlexian science, taking inspiration from his ambivalent work with laptop & old hardware machines; yet, the magic lays down in arrangements and spaces, builded around jacking bassline swings and detuned, lush pads all melted together in powerful u-turn rhythms and genius sampling, from the moody opener ‘Elek41’ to the demented vocals of ‘Cccc2’ and ‘Mr Continue’ or the straight-up acid of ‘Mono Sequencer Bass’. Occasional walls of white noise and distorted tones emerge in ‘Train 2’, possibly his most tense track ever but also one that reveals new sonic solutions for a forthcoming full length that should see the light anytime next year on the label. Sharing the same sensibility of fellow Roman institutions like Lory D or Leo Anibaldi to keep the acid legacy of the city alive, Mixed Up is proud to start a new beginning with this release. Full sleeved and cut at 45.