The respected and interesting Vilnius-based label Electric Shapes kicks off its 2023 season with the 4th volume of its “Unreleased Territory” series. Featuring 28 (!) tracks this time, the compilation presents a selection of artists whose particular sonorities panned out in the construction of a unique soundscape: Tassilo Vanhöfen, Pletnev, A-Tweed X Oltrefuturo, Tadan, Adventure Society, Komodo Kolektif, Itako, Ensure, Gem Wallow, MagicPink, Dazion, just to name a few, are part of the heavy line-up.
The track we were solicited to review/premiere is the result of the collaboration between the Italian producers A-Tweed (SXDNS222/FREEDL029) and Oltrefuturo. While the former has already landed on almost every single important imprint amid the so-called Indie Dance/Dark Disco scene, the latter has been paving a similar trajectory with appearances on Multi Culti, Fauna Revè, and Sinchi, all of them in partnership with his fellow countryman, and coming soon on NEIN his first solo flight.
“Pizza Attic” is an intense and nervous cut, not meant for easy dance floors and green partygoers. Its complexity is definitely for seasoned ears. Okay, the curious abecedarian can give it a shot. Caveat emptor: This pizza is acid, topped with a way-too-fat bassline, and sprinkled with intriguing speech-like fragments.
Two to take away, please!
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.