Boomkat Product Review:
Brilliant debut album from Mathematics' secret weapon, Marcello Napoletano. Well OK, maybe he's not that secret anymore, with the likes of Panorama Bar tastemakers Tama Sumo and Prosumer singing his praises from the balcony, but when he dropped the title track 'Space Voodoo' on Music From Mathematics Vol. 1 everybody was like "this track is sick, but who the eff is dat!?!". So it makes a lot of sense to open with that cut, a deeply euphoric peaktime burner harking back to the headiest classics of Chez Damier with big swinging drums, a blazing lead synth and heavyweight haughty House vibes. But make no mistake, Marcello isn't a one trick pony by any means, his clear understanding of the shades between Detroit and Chicago skools is clear to hear, from the engrossing Sci-fi synth chatter and constantly tweaking Detroit patterns of 'This Moment Must Be The Movement', to raw and sexy early Chi-town styles like 'Ottantotto' and even cosmic disco on 'The Calm Before The Storm' produced with Francesco Schito as I.F.M. Most importantly Marcello's music articulates a wide spectrum of dancefloor emotions but all with a consistent Italian accent and panache, showing the oft-neglected influence from Italo and cosmic disco and electronic jazz in early Chicago and Detroit music, and this really, really shouldn't be ignored by the new generation of House connoisseurs. Recommended!!!