Better Than One aka Italian duo Michele Salvini and Giacomo Osticioli, debut on Bonzai Progressive with the superb, Titan EP. The guys grew up with a conventional music education and started to be fascinated by electronic music when they were still teenagers. The possibility to compose entire songs on your own and the infinite possibilities of this kind of music were key factors in the development of their interest in electronic and particularly Techno music. As they started to figure out how this world works, they became more aware of the many ways in which the sound could be modulated. This music journey led them to create a fresh and unique style. Both determined to go deeper in electronic they decided to enrol at the Conservatory of Florence music school. These studies and experiences have allowed them to improve their level of productions. They have collaborated with several labels such as Neuhain Recordings (with releases including remixes from both Daniel Boon, used by Pioneer for promotional spot, and from David Temessi), Onepoint Label (entering in the Beatport Top 100 Techno Release with our Spaceman EP), DSR Digital and many more. Great to have them here at BP.
First up we have Titan, with its distinctly experimental style progressive construction. Driven by a bass rich kick drum, crisp hats and snappy claps, the musical elements shine, embroiled in a cacophony of metallic sounds and quirky arpeggios. Layers of clattering percussions create intricate patterns, forming into a solid rhythmic core making this a unique and intriguing track that is not to be missed.
Hyperion continues the uniqueness of the EP with a strong groove. Powered by a solid 808 kick, the rhythm is let loose with a little help from a flurry of percussive patterns which are backed with sharp snares. Buzzing saw tooth synths are presented with a heavy coat of phasing, filtering and modulation which creates a sublime, moving sound, settling in perfectly to the nature of the groove.
Atlas rounds things up, introing with a nice punchy kick drum and deep tonal toms. Shuffling hats fade up and join a myriad of exotic percussions. A melodic arpeggio comes through alongside piano chords and a spacey pad. The break reveals a quirky sequence on the piano before the main groove returns for the duration. A rich tapestry of sound, beautifully constructed.