Clap! Clap! - Simple - 2015 African Bass Electronic House 6Trk 12" EP

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Clap! Clap! - Simple EP

Label: Black Acre – ACRE058
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 RPM, EP
Country: UK
Released: Oct 2015
Genre: Electronic
Style: African, Bass Music, House

A1 (S) Serendipity
A2 (I) Ingenuousness
A3 (M) Modesty

B1 (P) Playfulness
B2 (L) Liberty
B3 (E) Earnest

Mixed By – Tom Forrest

In contrast with common thinking Clap! Clap!'s beats are as indebted to the Inuit tribes of Alaska as they do the Staccato footwork of Chicago and LA's low-end theory. Cristiano's music features traditional Italian folk rhythms and melodies mixed with a global harvest of found-sounds smashed through an electronic beat machine mindstate. With all these disparate influences it would be easy to lose form and style but our fully-fledged Jazz practitioner adds his own unique gait to each track. The Simple EP is a return to the basics for Clap! Clap!

"His first original material since last year's Tayi Bebba album and the "Tambacounda" EP, Italian fusionist Clap! Clap! gets busy on an acrostic flex. S.I.M.P.L.E but highly effective; each cut slaps (and claps) with his now-trademark African tribal recordings and loopy tech dynamics. Cuts such as "Playfulness" flicker and shimmer with an Ame-style looseness while "Ingenuousness" looks more towards Detroit with minor key synth insistency and wriggling percussion. The most stark, memorable and ultimately explosive cut, however, is "Liberty". Pumping at full speed with full focus on dense layers of percussion and drums it suddenly drops into the sweetest house lick you'll hear all season. Another standing ovation for Black Acre's happiest clapper."

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Condition New
Format 12"
Label Black Acre