Five years after hailing all eyes on the horizon with an exquisite Black Sunrise, Francesco Chiocci and Black Soda reconvene, innervated by the earth's brightest star, to cast another invigorating summertime bacchanal. Paying homage to the vast source of life, the Italian producer and South African vocalist grace MoBlack Records with a 6:23 minute voyage, "Towards the Sun." Robust bass and striking percussion scorch and rouse A-side, emitting solar radiance from its densely textured build up, disrupted by synth and brass breaking circuits to illuminate a perfect rhythmic dance scenario. Melodic notes lend a tender touch just before the 2 minute mark, paving way to Black Soda's enigmatic vocals which drift complex layers of prismatic Afro and house elements, through finish. Stripped out of vocals, B-side stands on its own, diverting fortitude and impetus "Towards the Dub." Back to the basics with a minute of simple beat pattern at start, Francesco Chiocci's instrumental rendition grips right from the onset, leaning on sublime electronic sound modulations with a distinct organic feel. Rife with fleshy riddim-ridden patterns and ingenious tempering of echo and reverb, MBR397th's finale is profuse with lush soundscapes sculpted by the depth and space of sound, showcasing the body-bounding power of Dub.
Press by Marie J Floro