Sam Paganini has come close to producing a perfect techno album here. Yeah, it’s that good! 12-tracks long you get the feeling that a lot of love and attention to detail went into this release. Easing us in is an atmospheric intro which creates a spacey experimental vibe ready for some drama, then…boom! Paganini hits us with ‘Another Chance’, ‘White’ and ‘Down’, three tracks that will not just get a dance floor moving but completely destroy it. Hypnotic bass lines and driving percussion are the Italians signature style and his spot-on production skills are showcased to the max in these tracks.
‘Silver Panorama’ switches up the pace giving us some more of those spacey melodic sounds and showing a gentler side to the hard-techno favourite; a pretty interlude while your fist pumping action has a brief rest. ‘Lotus’, ‘Dusty’ and ‘Toxic’ will get you raving once more; proper ‘4am going mental on the dance floor’ stuff. Switching things back is ‘Cosmo’ a very romantic floaty number that somehow just makes sense sitting after its naughty predecessors.
Sam flexes a darker sound with ‘Rave’ which is filled with spooky warped horns and lots of sultry attitude. ‘Sunflower’ winds us down with some melodic techno and ‘Exit’ is a gorgeously fuzzy outro that rounds off this wonderful arrangement of music just the job. It’s a cliche but ‘what a journey!’.
Easily one of the techno albums of 2014. Sam Paganini is the man.