Artist: Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual
Title: Somewhere In Berlin
Label: Analytic Trail
Cat. #: ANT049
Release Date: July 2013
1) Somewhere in Berlin – Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual
2) Gruv – Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual
3) Globo – Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual
4) 155 – Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual
Markantonio’s Analytictrail imprint drops, ‘Somewhere In Berlin’ this July, from Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual, comprising four original tracks.
Italian, Luigi Madonna & Spaniard, Alberto Pascual are a well-respected duo on the underground circuit who between them can boast releases for the likes of Drumcode, !Organism, Plus8 and Material. Here the pair return to Napoli’s Analytictrail imprint, one of the driving forces in the Italian Techno with releases dating back to 2001.
Title track ‘Somewhere In Berlin’ opens the release here, a moody, brooding Techno cut employing earth shattering drums, raw distorted bass hooks, heavily reverberated, off-kilter synth stabs and hypnotic low-end tones.
Up next is ‘Gruv’, embracing a similar aesthetic but tipping the focus towards a straight drum-driven cut, while bulbous sub hits and swirling atmospherics add depth thebackground.
On the latter half of the release things kick off with ‘Globo’, the duo takes things deeper here, opting for sparse, low-slung drums and a classic dub chord, these elements run for the duration of the record with subtle nuances in the groove keeping things in an ever-evolving state of play.
Closer ‘155’follows in the same ilk but Madonna and Pascual focus on the melodics this time as a variety of stabs, pads and weeps play off one another in harmony to create a tripped out peak-time number.
Luigi Madonna & Alberto Pascual’s, ‘Somewhere In Berlin’, is out on Analytictrail July 2013