12″ vinyl version of SM Synthesis, pressed on jaw-dropping metallic silver vinyl.
3.Diety Of One 05:05
6.Le Corne 00:34
7.Ca Tine 03:24
9.red OC 05:48
11.a Portal 02:08
13.The Tubes Of A God 02:06
‘SM Synthesis’ is the new album from Salvatore Mercatante, and it’s an enormous flex of the muscles.
Deviating from his glacial ‘Upper’ EP, Salvatore kicks up the energy several notches. While retaining his undeniable sonic creativity, ‘SM Synthesis’ yields a beguiling and hypnotic mix of tracks which flicker and delight from beginning to end.
The slick, dancefloor-friendly pulses of ‘minnt’ and ‘diety of one’ nestle beautifully alongside the melodic, downtempo majesty of ‘red oc’ and ‘l aqua’. ‘SM Synthesis’ is brimming full of clean lines, warm-but-not-cloying bass, and immaculate production techniques, and could easily be mistaken for being a lost Autechre album, sandwiched in-between Amber and Tri Repetae. It’s that damn good.
But if you are familiar with Salvatore’s work, this will come as no surprise to you. If this is your first listen, you couldn’t have found a better LP to initiate yourself.
released April 15, 2022
Written & Produced by Salvatore Mercatante
Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw
Artwork & Design by BMH Arthouse
Special thanks to WFR, Jessica and Francesca
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