Boomkat Product Review:
Firecracker’s sister label, Unthank, embraces a “micro-cosmic opera” from Italian producer Raffaele Arcella a.k.a. Whodamanny, the Early Sounds Recordings affiliate and capo of Periodica Records.
Not gonna lie, we could spot an Italian electronic vibe from the first ambient section iris Primum and certainly in the pulsating disco track indigo Auctoritas that follows, and all before we’d clocked his name. Not sure what that says apart from an assurance of high quality electronics recalling the innovations of legendary Italian library producers and reams of go-to studio heads.
The rest follows in suit, conjuring giddy library style animations in the playfully wigged-out Crystal Aestus, and a spot of tropical synthesis with Iris Secundum, saving the cosmic canter of Wise Glaciem and natty Alessandro Novaga/Jamal Moss/Faces Drums flex on Neuter Gyrum.