Boomkat Product Review:
A pioneer of the new Italian electronic scene, Vaghe Stelle joins Nicolas Jaar's Other People enclave with the seven-song cycle of 'Abstract Speed + Sound'. Last spotted alongside A:RA and Lorenzo Senni in their One Circle trio, the Turin-based artist reveals a cleaner, bolder sound here, strafing from the minimalist IDM pointillism of 'Out' thru lilting synth chorales in 'Eva', to the rugged reggaeton styles of 'Hyper' and the scrambled R&B tekno night flight of 'Tempo'. However, he carves directly to the 'floor with a stuttering Afro-trance-techno wind-up called '25 Minutes', before pursuing more esoteric dragons with the sweeping, curdled arpeggios of 'Multiple Concentric Hexagons', whilst 'Zeman' broaches the dance from a jagged hip hop angle recalling recent Evian Christ produce. Fun for all (the weird members of) the family.