Anthony Parasole & Phil Moffa - Pressure

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  • Pressure, the seventh record from The Corner, is another joint effort between label head Anthony Parasole and fellow New Yorker Phil Moffa, following their Atlantic Ave EP in late 2012. This one might not be as heavy or harsh (and a change in scenery on the cover art suggests as much), but that's certainly not a problem: the duo still manages to bring the goods. "Pressure" bristles with sixteenth-note hi-hats and sharp, gritty chords, as a reverberating, zig-zagging synth line slowly rises to the fore. There's an irresistible flair for drama, especially with the leap in and out of a throbbing near-silence—a thrilling moment punctuated perfectly by a single drawn-out crash. "Pressure (Reduction)" is drum-less three-minute cut that nicely emphasizes the up-in-the-sky vibes of the original. On the flip is "Pitched Black," another cleverly sequenced track geared towards adventurous dance floors. Its thick, nerve-racking drones fall away about two-thirds of the way through, leaving taut, acidic synths to churn and twist for the final few minutes.
  • Tracklist
      A1 Pressure A2 Pressure (Reduction) B Pitched Black