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Elena Colombi, Eva Geist, Dama, Tyler Pope and Wilted Woman reshape Novo Line’s ‘Racconti’ album in mutant variants of chug fuel for Berlin’s Protofuture label
Leading on from the label’s Beppe Loda worship and unarchived Leo Young goods, the remixers tease out the crafty idiosyncrasies of Novo Line’s twin Atari-generated functions for the sleaziest neon lit ‘floors and darkroom phantasies.
Italy’s Eva Geist accentuates the cosmic drugginess of ‘La Biretta’ with an especially slompy turn, and label boss Andrea Dama keeps it on that squashed pace with a properly groggy acid dub treatment of ‘Copertone,’ subtly contrasting with its bittersweet, rudely textured revision by Wilted Woman.
Tyler Pope, guitarist to a generation of punk-funk and dance bands (LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Hercules & Love Affair) supplies the EP’s meatiest standout with a sturdy ‘80s proto-house overhaul of ’Sudore’ that best connects with the Novo Line’s aesthetic, and Elena Colombi draws for mid ‘00s saw-tooth electro-house synths in her trampling take on ‘Early Morning.’