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Boomkat Product Review:
Marco Shuttle saddles up a trip to mystic, offbeat zones between the chill out room and desert of the mind for Anthony Naples & Jenny Slattery’s Incienso.
With nary a conventional 4/4 groove in earshot, Shuttle works in a fractal not fractional groove on 11 tracks that really find their place amid Incienso’s roster of swangers and shufflers inc DJ Python and Call Super. Arriving four years since his ’System’ album for Dozzy & Neel’s Spazio Disponibile, Shuttle’s 3rd solo album sets him farther from the ‘floor than ever, operating in a liminal shadow world of hazed hues threaded with steady but nervy lines of percussion that ground his cosmic vision.
It all feels very much like one techno artist’s journey of self discovery when unlocked from the club, mapping out an emotional-spiritual growth between the alien landing ship sequence of ‘AfA’ and the glyding electronica of ‘4Dimensional Soundwaves’ that takes in whistling Martian melodies on ‘Danza De Los Voladores’ and purring rhythmelodic chimes in ‘Through Th Cobalt Desert,’ beside whirring steppers recalling the sleek propulsion of Donato Dozzy when he goes D&B (‘Il Serpente Cosmic,’ or ‘Acrobat’) and passages of synthy introspection redolent of Italian library synth music as much as Alessandro Cortini.