Still Standing

A 6 track techno ep (28m 46s) — released December 7th 2020 on Avian

D-Leria debuts on Avian.

Giuseppe Scaccia shows his range on a new six track EP, arriving late 2020.

Produced diligently across the last two years, the record showcases a range of styles. Tonally, the material is bound by a recognisable engineering palette - driven, but not to the point of corrosion, tight and focused in the low end with caustic, percussive synth patches driving much of the more dance floor material.

In the terms of the form, though - Scaccia draws for a disparate arrangement. Opener 'A Life on The Run' clocks in at over 140bpm, with a demented lead synth line providing the action buoyed by a simplistic drum machine rhythm. 'Divergences' offers a more immersive experience in terms of tempo - again letting the lead do the work, while shifting hats operate around the sonic periphery to break up the recording. On 'Il Giardino Degli Unicorni' the artist utilises a single, staccato sequence, letting the sends do the bulk of the business with careful processing and live articulation helping to build the intensity. On the flip, pulsing workout 'Noises From The Room' develops surreptitiously over its run time - fathoms deep kicks are submerged under a heated sequence and 'Red Flowers', an exercise in careful reduction reintroduces a little musicality to the record, before warping closer 'Tribalism' places the listener back on the dance floor with a half-time rhythm driving the droning sound design.

A careful meeting point at which the multiple styles that underpin Scaccia's D-Leria project meet, 'Still Standing' offers insight into how future work might manifest whilst remaining a valuable document on the current state of both left field Techno music and the artist's own creative identity.

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