Mechanical Love (Featuring Modema)
Released on the 5th, Tom Sharkett’s second studio release compounds the interest across the genre and beyond with a continual crushing talent. Utilising Italo-beat and progressive electronic soundscapes, Sharkett bashes the buttons and glides over the dials in a continual dance of moving music. Following on from the recent and rampant Futuro EP, Tom Sharkett now releases It’s Not That Deep EP on Optimo Music. With Mechanical Love featuring Modema, the EP opens with a crisp and darkly banger with a guest slot for favoured vocalist Emily Z. Known on stage as Modema, we can get an extra dimension to the house style desk jockey musings of this latest release. Co-produced and jointly mixed by long-term ally Matt Peel, the duo helps to bring their shared vision of classy dancehall sounds to manic life.
A whirling sound breezes in, followed by a funky bassline formed by the trusty SH 101. Odd spiral sounds and jittering sonic effects break the surface of the flow with an odd and eerie sentimentality. Driving rhythms push onward through the thickness of atmosphere, Venusian pressures are swept aside by heavy distorted breaks and repeating surges of energy. The progression leans in, building on the percussive elements with new and spatially inventive sounds. As the vocal enters, a throbbing synthesiser harmonises with the ghostly and wading voice as it brings itself to the centre of the mix. Gentle flow reaches upward with new levels of intensity as the layers form peaks of emotion and energetic inflections to hedonistic pleasure.
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