The characteristic weirdness of rising Italian producer A-Tweed (SXDNS222/FREEDL029) lands on Lisbon-based Karakter Records. A-Tweed delivers an EP inspired by the discovery of a pre-historic and early-medieval site in the North Caucasus, outside of Kislovodsk: Klin-Yar, “Crooked Valley” in Russian.
In the originals, A-Tweed re-imagines the metallic and odd tribal sound of the Iron Age in “Klin Yar Disco”, dreams about some folk and moaning tunes feeling in “Big In Norway”, and celebrates an unforeseen childhood football idol from Croatia who played for Parma in the 90s Serie A in “Mario Stanić”. The latter, the chosen one to be reviewed.
Having scored 19 goals in four seasons playing for Parma, Super Mario was a versatile offensive player who had to flee to Croatia when the war broke in former Yugoslavia in 1992 in order to keep playing football. The music tribute comes through the combination of ominous synth layers, wild percussive elements, bleeby laser-like FXs, and blurry voodoo-ish vocals. The result: Another eccentricity by A-Tweed.
Have we already mentioned the remixes are provided by Colossio (SXDNS025), Kolomensky, and Dario Dea? Three stunning versions to three well-crafted originals.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.