Review: Those who've seen acclaimed sci-fi flick Arrival should be familiar with Max Richter's "On The Nature of Daylight"; two interpretations of the piece are used to open and close the movie (a move which subsequently made the soundtrack score ineligible for the Oscars). This EP gathers both variations of the neo-classical piece on one slab of wax. The A-side version, used at the beginning of the film, sees Richter's swooping themes and intricate, intertwined melodies played by a string quintet. On the flip, you'll find Richter's full orchestra recording, a slightly more grandiose - but no less poignant - interpretation that's utterly cinematic in feel.
Review: The story of Puccio Roelens begins way back in 1969, a time when the 'exotica' sound was at its peak, and when electronic music really started to have an impact on the rest of the global scene. Constanza Records, from the late 60s through to the late 70s, was responsible from some truly pioneering work by a small selection of artists from around the globe. Roelens was one such artist, a producer who contributed to the infamous series named Musica Per Commenti Sonori, or 'music for sonic comments'. His particular contribution was entitled Lipstick, and explored the vast possibilities of disco, a genre that was at its height at the time, but that was beginning to take on new influences that would eventually transform it into boogie. This album is a special piece of work, a collection of sublime disco tracks with an experimental edge. The more you listen, the more you want. TIP!