Following on from the floor filling delights of his last effort, Ragazzini / Diavolo Di Un Disco (played by almost everyone from Dimtri From Paris to Todd Terje, from Prins Thomas to Justin Vandervolgen), the Italian born Federico Costantini might well have decided to replicate the same formula for his next EP on Hell Yeah. But no, the man has more about him than that, and instead turns in three wildly different cuts that touch on a wide array of influences from broken disco to soul, post rock to African rhythms.
As a resident at Rome party Exe-Cute, Luminodisco knows how to work a dancefloor in style and does so again with the tracks here. Burundiness for example, which grows from the delicate rattles of cow bells and muffle of distant voices into a predatory disco crawl, laden down with xylophone sounds, squelchy claps and melancholic piano chords – it sounds alive, organic and like a field recording of some African savannah come sun down.
Hello My Friend again displays Luminodisco’s knack for getting you to dance despite his spare, slow arrangements. Here the kick grows in stature as blobs of synth, strained chords and a rueful menace all percolate around icy instrumental tinkles.
The Roman doesn’t release often, but, as evidenced here, when he does he really hits the mark: as such Hell Yeah Recordings are on the verge of getting a full album out of the man, so watch this space.
released 22 April 2013
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