Boomkat Product Review:
Steven Ford aka Bruno Pronsato is a regular favourite with the tech-house cognoscenti, well known for his releases on Orac, Hello? Repeat, and Telegraph. 'The Make Up, The Break Up' is the first release on his own Thesongsays imprint, initiating the label with an impressive display of state-of-the-art tech-house pumps and wriggles tickled from his machines. For this digital version Pronsato has allowed himself to indulge in a bit of prog-scoped rhythm sculpting, using the same beat and bass elements over seven tracks, but weaving them through varied sonic vistas. Parts 1 and 2 bounce along with shards of minimal bleepage, while Part 3 fleshes out the bleeps into glassy harmonics, before Part 5 descends into a very cool Velvets style noise freak out underpinned by Villalobos style handclaps and bass pumps. Part 6 moves into meditative ambient textures, before Part 7 rolls to a close with merry pastoral drones. Definitely one to check for all the Luciano or Villalobos fans.