Boomkat Product Review:
Hot debut album flex from Italy’s Piezo - highly recommended for the Rian Treanor, Beatrice Dillon, Batu and Kelman Duran heads / new on Hundebiss - label behind Kelman’s ace ‘1804 KIDS’
Making good on the promise of Piezo’s off-kilter and cruddy cuts for Version, 81 and Wisdom Teeth in recent years, ‘Perdu’ sees his rough-hewn style of FM synthesis shapeshifting into raggo jungle, shatterproof techno and rolling UK raver styles that rub up the right way alongside the label’s amazing Kelman Duran album and Lil Ugly Mane’s cult hip hop trips.
The 11 track see Piezo showing his teeth and diversifying his bonds between the sleepwalker swagger of ‘Ox’ and more bolshy technoid rolige like ‘Castrol’ and a standout number in the Rian Treanor-like Singeli-meets-D&B of ‘Rowina’, with the scuffed, hypnotic rhythms of ‘Blue Light Mama Magic’ hitting right between Batu and Don’t DJ. They all prang out at us from the thicket of textures and angular rhythms, and make best sense when absorbed in its wilds and you come across the lilting, glitching 4th World ambient simulacras ‘Amore Tossi’ and ‘QZak.