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Gui Boratto Chromophobia

  • Words: Doug Morton
  • Label: Kompakt
  • XLR8R Rating: 7/10

Now that he's covered all of the Kompakt sublabels, Gui Boratto finally makes it to the mothership with his debut long-player. Blending emotive charm and microcosmic beat programming, tracks like "Terminal" and "Hera" charge the air with a refined electric sizzle while snappy, back-beaten grooves keep things moving forward. "Gate 7" and "Shebang" employ Jeff Mills-like minimalism with hypnotic loop-layering and serpentine modulation, stopping on a dime and re-engaging for a little dancefloor whiplash. "Mala Strana" and "The Verdict" round the album off nicely with some lightly seasoned ambient downtime.

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