Artist : Alessio Mereu & Acirne
Title: 2772 Ep
Cat. #: Amamextra012
Format: Wav / Mp3
Release Date: 24 July 2012
Alessio Mereu and Acirne have been long acquainted with one another as part of Italy’s vibrant house and techno scene, but this new EP is surprisingly the first official collaboration between the two. Acirne first joined the AMAM team earlier this year (collaborating with Gabriele Carasco), and this time she’s invited back along with label boss Alessio Mereu for some divinely inspired tech-house workouts, based on the number 2772: 2 represents duality, especially the masculine and feminine, while 7 is often regarded as a holy number across religions. 27 is a number correlated with the coming of the End Times, and 72 – which da Vinci supposedly painted onto the bridge situated behind the Mona Lisa – represents the number of species saved on Noah’s Ark. With that in mind…
“2772A” is constructed around a thunderous stomp and intertwining acid lines along with synth stabs that seem to usher in an apocalypse, with an occasional disembodied voice expressing his rancor – you won’t be sure whether to take cover, or just give in and dance yourself to death! “2772B” summons an ominous death march with swirling synths that hover amongst the sky’s parting black clouds.
The mood of “2772C” takes the EP into a more meditative direction, leaving it hard to tell whether the action is taking place around you or just inside your head, as a deadpan, androgynous voice proclaims in the mid-section: “We are all trapped”. Finally, “2772D” offers a synthetic purgatory with a swingy, rumbling percussive storm and never-ending patches of smoky pads and acid insects chirping in your ears. So heed Alessio and Acirne’s warning: get yourself some dancefloor ommunion and pray for salvation!