- Donato Dozzy first appeared on Stroboscopic Artefacts a few months ago, radically reworking a track from label boss Lucy in support of the latter's Churches Schools And Guns LP. Now, the Italian techno artist turns in Terzo Giorno, his first full Stroboscopic release. It's a record that, gloomy ambient introduction aside, is focused on relentlessly percussive techno tracks, all of which count among Dozzy's hardest-hitting dance floor efforts.
"Il Canto Della Maga" sounds like wind chimes caught in a gale of ghastly cries, which are used again in "Il Canto Della Maga Part II." In that one they form a haunted backdrop for knotted-up drums and a fuzzy, droning lead. The title track follows in a similarly grinding style, with a taut, trebly riff moving in and out of focus just above the ruckus. I'd say Dozzy saves the best for last in "Sotto Ma Sotto," which is just a little less dense than the others. He allows his kick and toms to exert a resonant oomph down low while letting metallic monotone bleeps and swishing cymbals ride on top. Terzo Giorno is another strong release for Dozzy and for Stroboscopic Artefacts, and a reminder that both artist and label can always be counted on to bring the goods.
A1 Il Canto Della Maga
A2 Il Canto Della Maga Part Ii
B1 Terzo Giorno
B2 Sotto Ma Sotto