Erased Tapes' Sofia Ilyas launches her Float imprint with this from Italian Andrea Belfi. Recorded in the Saal 3 sound chamber of Berlin's Funkhaus, Ore places its focus well and truly on the drums, stretching rhythm and electronic details to the point of discomfort without ever breaking the percussive thread.
Leaving behind the conceptual ideas that have floated within the sphere of his Room40 albums, Andrea Belfi's kicks off Ilyas with some seriously swirling jams of bonafide hypnosis. Imagine if Jon Hassell was releasing on Optimo and you are close to understanding the score here. The fluctuating acoustic spaces on show brilliant understanding of cinematic experimentation that leads FLOAT forward as a label that will set itself nicely within our regular listening patterns.