Alex Dolby, better known to his friends as Alessandro Salvatori, has made quite an impact since stepping into the world of
electronic music over ten years ago. Looking back over his discography, Dolby's productions skills are evident, having
released material with the likes of Bedrock, Viva, and Rawthentic Music. Last year saw Alex launch the Affekt nightclub in
his hometown of Frosinone, which then led to the launch of the Affekt Recordings imprint, where this LP will be released.
Since launching, the label has seen support from Jonas Kopp, Sei A, DVS1, Kirk Degiorgio, and Raresh, testament to the
outstanding quality of its output.
As a whole ?Nefesis' embraces a hypnotic, ever-evolving Techno focus, Dolby opts for an energetic tempo throughout the
L.P, and fuses cavernous atmospherics with up front drum programming and penetrating bass, to achieve a well rounded
package instilled with an undeniable underground appeal. Records like ?Eastern Market' and ?lnterlude' display an
ethereal ruggedness to Dolby's productions, while ?Morphosis' and ?Ramshackle' embrace a more hedonistic, insistent
vibe. Further highlights come in the shape of ?Spiral' with its psychedelic, hypnotic vibe, and ?Paranco' with it's dubbed out
feel, glitchy synth lines and bubbling percussive hits.
?Purple' shows us another side to Dolby, with emotive string melodies, soft pads and straight 4/4 drums, dissecting some
aesthetics of house music and cleverly blending them with the Techno vibe running throughout the record. ?Acidness'
takes things in the opposite direction, opting for tension building atmospherics, earth shattering drum programming and
murky vocal lines to create an eerie up-tempo number.
All in all, Dolby delivers a fantastic L.P here with ?Nefesis', adding yet another stellar release to the impressive early stage
of the Affekt Recordings imprint.