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  • Release Date 2011-11-29
  • Label Amam
  • Catalog AMAM017
Played & Supported by: Luciano, Dj T., Butch, Gregor Tresher, Slam, Ilario Alicante, Samuel L. Session, Paco Osuna, Gel Abril, Pig & Dan, Mikael Stavostrand, Martin Eyerer, Fabrizio Maurizi, Arnaud Le Texier, Avatism, David Labeij, Alan Fitzpatrick, Mihai Popoviciu, Nicolas Masseyeff, Doomwork, Daniel Sanchez, Salvatore Freda, Andrew Grant, Alland Byallo, Nico Lahs, Danilo Vigorito, Xpansul, Sasha Carassi, Jorge Savoretti, Someone Else, Butane and many more..

Tobia Coffa has been one of AMAMs continuous players for over a year now, but something of an underdog hiding in the shadows the type of producer whos much happier working in the studio than posing at a photo shoot! So far weve released a couple digital EPs, remixes and a track on our last compilation (on top of his work for Grey Area Recordings), but he hasnt had a vinyl release on AMAM until this point. But these four new tracks find Coffa positively hitting his stride, carving a distinct melodic sound, a highlight of our labels catalog so far, and so we present the Pain & Love EP on the timeless 12 format. True Friends kicks off the EP with a vociferous classic house swagger and synth elements that stab the empty space between the beats. Intermingled with the more synthetic sounds are aviary field recordings that add another dimension to the mix. Next up is the EPs title track, which is built upon an sly, alluring analog sounds that might make you think, just for a moment, that AMAM has gone nu-disco until the trademark clattering house percussion enters the scene, accented by syncopated congas for a hint of saber latino.On the flip-side, Tobia manages to continue with the general palette of sounds hes introduced so far, but taking them into entirely different contexts. Acid Melodies is, as the title implies, woven around those squelching, bouncing synth lines, fat bouncing bass, elevating pads and stacatto touches of brass. Finally, he whips out The Guitars, daring to take the acoustic six-string into a house track, but without a trace of kitsch. Instead were treated to a reflective, bittersweet ending, showing the emotional diversity Coffa pours into his musical creations.
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