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Artist: Antoni Maiovvi
Title: Mater Proditus
Format: 12"
Label: J.A.M. Traxx (@)
Rated: *****
In the last couple of years the Italo horror influenced producer Antoni Maiovvi focused his efforts on 12"s and EPs and also created his own label Giallo Disco Records along with Gianni Vercetti Balopitas (a.k.a. Vercetti Technicolor). At the moment they released a split EP and two solo EPs. Anyway, Maiovvi switches from italo disco influenced catchy tunes to Carpenter influenced synth horror atmospheres. This new EP released by the Italian label J.A.M. Traxx contains three versions of "The War of Self Defence" (the original version plus two remixes), "Music Makes A Good Pet" and "Theme From Maiovvowitz ('88 Redux)". The original version of "The War of Self Defence" is a good upbeat dance electro tune with melodic hooks while the "Against Dave Remix" is more influenced by house and it has also a TB-303 acid bass line here and there. The "Drvg Cvltvre Remix", instead, is a dilated electro version which filter the vocal line with echo and delay and is focused on the arpeggios and the drums. "Music Makes A Good Pet" sounds more 70s and creates a nice tension thanks to the distorted vocals which play with the synth arpeggios. "Theme From Maiovvowitz ('88 Redux)" recalls me the late 70s/early 80s horror movies soundtracks you found at the end titles. Nice but it's the one that convinced me less. You can check and purchase the release here http://jamtraxx.bandcamp.com/album/antoni-maiovvi-mater-proditus



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