It feels just yesterday that Riccicomoto put out his debut album 'Porn Fiction' on Lucidflow. Now 'Terminus Noir', Enrico Regini's follow up to the 2014 issuing, is showing all the signs of telling an even more compelling tale. Those core motifs of jazz, soul, funk and dub honed into a soundtrack-y experience, drenched in atmosphere are present once again. We are happy to announce that, in a moment of "do you want the good news or the bad news, oh there is only good news" joy, you can experience five tracks of 'Terminus Noir' in advance of its full release in an EP sampler pack.
You are really being treated too. Title track 'Terminus Noir', which would usually be found in second place in the album's running order, is a stunning introduction. Peer beyond the subtle slow and steady kick that underpins the track and you'll pick up notes from the golden 50s/60s crossover period, where Big Band and spy thrillers rubbed up against pulpy sci-fi.
Also selected for this sampler is 'Dedalus', which moves into more club orientated tempos. However the mood here is stormy thanks to a chord texture that pulses through the sky, with jazzy Rhodes keys conjuring the image of a summer storm, fleeting but full of intensity.
'About U' intriguingly features a vocal that feels like it is communicating from the other side of a spectral veil. It is intricately programmed - beatboxing, sci-fi string and bass swells, tip-toeing jazz flourishes and tweezer placed beats, all exist in perfect harmony on the soundstage.
Soaring into the clouds towards the sun is 'Icarus', featuring post-dubstep vocals right out of the Burial playbook but going for piano led euphoria rather than doom laden urban dystopia.
The final track making the selection is 'Oohps', doing classic dub techniques with its half tempo and double time elements creating the juxtaposition of languidity and urgency. Again we see the usage of pulpy spy strings and brass tones to really take you back to that golden era of film.
The 'Terminus Noir' sampler will be available in 1st May with the full LP to be announced in the future.
Nadja Lind (Lucidflow, many labels): "melting away" (will chart)
Hervé Dias (): "Wha a beauty, specially Dedalus! I'm hook'd ;) Thanks" (will chart) (will play)
DJ Franksen (suara, bcbtec, plastic city, komm mit musik, soap and many more): "good god, this is a large album that i will airplay and rewind on many occasions all year long. and on, as this timelss trip will never grow out of style. a real a-l-b-u-m! y'all heard? " (will play)
Hooll (Lucidflow, Krad recording, 324 recording and more): "Amazing thx for share " (will play)
Gabriel Le Mar (Liquid Sound Design (LSD(, Praxxiz): "great, very cinematic music, i love the dub dipped Icarus & Dedalus, big up!" (will play)
Radio show Soundtraffic - DJ RIM-K (): "Nice ep !!" (will play)
Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): "great release " (will play)
Helmut Ebritsch (Many): "can always count on Riccicomoto's unique deep style"
igor marijuan (): "amazing release here.. yes. full support." (will play)
Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): "Terminus Noir and OOHps i made a mistake are both amazing !" (will chart) (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): "beautyful ep. great work, like always" (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "brilliant as usual ! great tracks with excellent production !" (will chart) (will play)
Extra Music New (): "Will chart" (will chart) (will play)
Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): "Love this overall, but Dedalus is my fav. Thanks!" (will play)
Eric (3bridges Records): "Fantastic EP. Groovy and interstellar sounding - "Icarus" is my favorite out of the 5." (will play)
Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq): "Well done!" (will play)
Ronin (Beirut in the mix): "Dedalus ;)" (will chart) (will play)
Deepinradio (): "Nice textures."
Misk (): "playlist+review in altroverso" (will chart) (will play)
Sossa (): "nice release full support"
Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): "All are brilliant with Dedalus Which Has a top vibe for me. 10/10" (will chart) (will play)
Joanish (): "good!" (will play)
Anton Tumas (Subtract Music / Balance Series): "WOW, Oohps is so lovely and trippy!" (will play)
Christian Moster (DRadio): "." (will play)
Supagroove (aka Mark J) (Ahoren Music): "love these! icarus, dedalus are my favs!" (will play)
Joe Silva (Purespace): "Terminus Noir is sublime. Full support. Thanks!" (will play)
Steve Sculpher (www.groundworxsession.co.uk): "speachless really, outstanding work , outstanding release will try and feature on our live shows and sets thank you " (will play)
Makossa (Radio fm4 / Vienna) (luv lite, gigolo, g-stone, great stuff): "nice, deep tracks looking fwd to the new album" (will play)
Deepken (): "Excellent! full support" (will play)
Mary Jane (CURATEURdelMUSIQUE): "thank you" (will play)
johnny mack (Deep House Radio): "Great release! All quality tracks but can't get enough of the title track "Terminus Noir" Fantastic arrangement with some nice deep moody beats." (will chart) (will play)
Jack Jenson (): "nice dreamy!" (will play)
Simon Whight (Inverted Audio): "Resident word man representing for word duties!" (will play)
riccicomoto (LUCIDFLOW / Ibiza Global Radio / Retrospective Zoology / double7music): "thanx for all...;)" (will play)