Astrophone travelers, finally here we are! The month of the sun given us one of the most important moments of “Astro” history: a 5 track EP by italian talented Claudio Masso, with two remixes. One of them is from label boss Risico and the another one from Marcus Henriksson, one of the 2 genial minds behind the Minilogue project, a real institution an pioneer of minimal techno movement! Claudio put all his love and inspiration in this release, playing with techno, uk house, breakbeat, ambient techno, electronic music and melodic sounds.
After seeing Blade Runner for the 10th time and going crazy for Vangelis soundtrack, Claudio went in studio with his alter ego that lives in the future. The result is a solid and complete EP. “Stella Polare” and “Astrophone”, a sweet tribute to the label, are the perfect weapons for the last track or a deep performance; break-beat rhytm, korg synthesizers, space sounds and ambient leads.
“Illen” is a pure techno track with acid influences and a frenetic structure, great for peak time. “Altair” is very strong and builted on a super dub bass line while “Space Lullaby” is an ambient composition with an atmospheric path.
Risico works on a reinterpretation of “Space Lullaby”, maybe the harder one to remix, and sounds great; acid basslines, atmosferic effects, spacy leads in full Risico style. Marcus Henriksson give us a magic version of “Altair”, an epic trip into the analog synths and leads, with a dreaming carillon that fly all over the track and a strong bassline structure. We are simply thrilling for this remix and pleased to welcome Marcus on board, it’s incredible! “Per aspera ad astra.”