London-based producer Alessio Cristiano teams up with Italian duo Moonwalk for a heavenly two-track EP, 'Butterfly'. Building tension and mystery with sparse instrumentation and swaying synths, the title track twists and turns throughout its length. Continuing its sonic journey, 'Infinity' enters an otherworldly dimension with airy pads and euphoric melodies, juxtaposed by deep, rumbling bass.
Both producers have long built a name with music that spans multiple genres. Diversity in music is at its core. The sound of both has a common characteristic recognized by recurring themes; the nostalgia, the melody and the cosmic depth, that drags you, but without losing energy.
In 'Butterfly', released on the Purified Records label, they come back and they do it, resulting in a serious work, carefully cared for, that lends itself to starting it and not coming back to reality until it's finished: the headphones are like the bottle of oxygen that allows you to dive to the bottom of this great sound rotation, of this cosmic orbit, and be there in a state of hypnotic fascination.
In this world where speed is desperately sought and attention deficit is so high, such an album will be misunderstood among many people, even dismissed as really important. But you just have to have the patience and the will to stop, to breathe, to sink into it, to hold on there as long as you can, and admire its interior.