Lorenzo Chiabotti – Adnur EP

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Label: Moscow Records

Score: 7.5/10

Archie Hamilton’s London-based label, Moscow Records, has been churning out tracks of some class and refinement for some time now, but it’s no exaggeration to point out that their latest, from emerging Italian signing Lorenzo Chiabotti, might just be amongst their finest moments to date. Full of intricate nooks and crannies, the Adnur EP is one that gets under the skin in all the right ways.

Such motifs are apparent right from the off, with ‘L’Apesso’ immediately introducing us to the producer’s spine-tingling talents. Full of eerie but beguiling vibes, it’s a minimal effort that provides maximum vibes. Up next is the title-track, ‘Adnur’. More metallic and spaced out than its predecessor, it’s a crafty little cut that though something of a DJ tool, will definitely work wonders on the floor. Of Chiabotti’s three originals, it’s nonetheless ‘Cursor’ that burns brightest. A wavy bed of zippy synths zip around the track, swirling in and out and engulfing the listener in a warm and inviting haze. Sure to win plaudits from minimal maestros a la Zip and the Perlon crew, it’s easily the track with the most momentum and obvious appeal on offer. On the remix front, Hamilton doesn’t descend too far from the merits of the original, as he turns in an effort that’s little more than a beefed up remix of the latter. In all, this is a more than solid showing of hypnotic minimal cuts.