A regular contributor to our compilations throughout the past few years, Berlins Daniele Di Martino punches back in on Stil vor Talent with his anticipated new solo effort, Naos, a four-track voyage casting its net far and wide from pared-down techno hypnotics to flat out elegiac epics, via body-jacking onslaughts he holds the secret of. Ushering us into distinctly emotional yet hyper-dynamic narrative arcs built for extensive DJ use, the EP merges Di Martinos surefire taste for deep, sunken electronics and all-engulfing swells of sound at once.
Striking first, Naos steers its listener in an EBM black mess of roaring synths arpeggios, menacing basswaves and processed incantations. Poisonously addictive floor-melter inbound. A bespoke prog-minded roller turned wild robotic hijack, Zirkon feat. Tony Casanova shifts the scope towards hi-intensity buildup engineering with clinical precision. Elbrus then veers off into further deep-diving melodic grounds, pulling out a nostalgia-based elixir of dubbed-out textures, shy synth eruptions and muted drumwork. Finally, Ablish beams us up to vaster expanses, flush with prismatic glissandos, peroxide pads and gridlocked percs beating a lush discoid pulse.