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  • Release Date 2019-05-10
  • Label Proton Music
  • Catalog PROTON0431
Michael A has been a regular on Proton Music since a "Bright Hope" landed in early 2017, heralding a clutch of original releases over the following eighteen months. Now returning to the label after a remix of James Warren in February 2019, Michael A showcases "Geometria" alongside remixes from Argentinean and Italian stars.

With a glorious rolling groove providing the rhythmic framework for a cadenced bassline to work closely in tandem, the title track is a typically accomplished affair. Simultaneously, a rippling arpeggio filters into sonic range, waxing and waning with ease and coming fully to the fore at the mid-point breakdown before erupting into extended octave range in the second half, creating a stirring and emotive piece. Partner track, "Wildwood" continues with another wonderful bass groove, locked-tight against an intricate percussive phrase. Continuing a penchant for rich melodic interplay, a sublime arpeggio rises and falls while a series of freeform counterpoint melodies and analogue leads play off each other to create an organic and unconstrained feel that comes into full force in a second half.

Fresh from an outing on Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat with the "Bugs and Blossoms", Juan Deminicis returns to Proton Music, following up on November 2018's twin-track "Life on the Moon". A busy 2018 had already seen releases on Spanish imprint Seven Villas, Dutch leviathan Click Records and a stunning collaboration with Jimmy Van M for Plattenbank, while regular outings on the Visceral compilation series has kept Deminicis at the forefront of underground music's cognoscenti. Now returning to Proton Music following up on March 2018's remix of GMJ's "Push Through", Juan Deminicis has taken "Geometria" and treated it to a delicious reworking as a cavernous sub-bassline bristles with low-end menace while a shaker-fuelled groove moves dynamically across the upper frequencies. Before long a rich arpeggio with its roots firmly in Michael A's original supplies additional rhythmic interplay creating an epic dancefloor gem that is certain to be a hit with club-goers across the globe.

From Sardinia in southern Italy, Carlo Whale has created quite a stir from his home in medieval walled-city of Cagliari. An artist who has found his work featured on a host of uber-cool imprints that include Tulipa, Einmusika and Manual Music, some 300 production credits are testament to an ever-evolving career that has also found a place on the Particles catalogue with October 2018's "A New Beginning" with remixes from Rafael Cerato and Kynan Cosma. Following up on an August 2018 remix of Pole Folder's "A Glimpse into the Past", Carlo Whale now debuts on Proton Music with a wonderful reworking of "Geometria" that fuses a shimmering and hypnotic arpeggio with a rich and emotive bassline progression that adds a further dimension to Michael A's work. Building with consummate ease to a rousing white-noise crescendo, the second half continues with aplomb as rhythm, bass and melody combine once more to fully illustrate that the track is far more than the sum of its carefully sculpted parts.

Through "Geometria", Michael A has all the music angles covered.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren