Nuel – Aquaplano Ltd 03
What I see on the label are the portholes of a flying saucer. What I hear is a stratospheric soundtrack, on the third release of the Aquaplano Ltd series. After droning and hollow techno journeys by Nuel and Mike Parker, it’s again the Italian Manuel Fogliata who, instead of going with the flow of darker dubs, opens a new direction for the label and steps into electro fields.
Four untitled pulsating transmissions, more uptempo on the A-side where the play is opened with a functional track, reminding of DJ Stingray’s recent “Sentiment” on [Naked Lunch]. Follows an energetic show-off of cascaded drums. The lighter side of electro comes on the flip where breakbeats are mixed with sultry melodies and floating chords, while B2 has some tranced-out notes and cosmic rock influences. When listening to the B-side the conclusion is that the summer is the perfect moment for issuing such tracks.
Like a true disciple of Marinetti and Drexciya, Nuel has managed to create a futuristic and thriving piece of electro where the joy of making music is well audible. And knowing that Nuel’s full-length is in the pipeline at Further Records adds more excitement to the life.