With releases and remixes coming forth on a whole host of labels word has clearly spread far and wide about the unique sound and deft production skills of this London-based producer. Roberto has been upping the tempo recently, applying his sonic skills to producing some damn fine progressive electronica, rooted on the dancefloor but with its head in the clouds.
Section Records is delighted to have the opportunity to, once again, present a body of Roberto’s work in the form of his second full-length artist album, ‘Subaquamarine’. This time round, he has taken elements of the dancefloor and concocted an evolution of his downtempo sound to create a modern Balearic classic, condensing the album into what would be a classic electronica head’s night out – head nodders, hip shakers, smiles and glances, a head full of stardust, and memories of joy and nostalgia created on a journey from anticipation, realisation and acquiescence.
A journey in every sense of the word, Subaquamarine takes the listener through a beautiful and uplifting landscape. From chilled and reflective beginnings with ‘Stockholm Syndrome’, ‘Aerial View’, ‘Edison Spark’ and the polyrhythms of ‘The Keymaster’, the album gathers pace builds with ‘Driver XVX’, through the gorgeous and enveloping nu-disco-tinged ‘Moulin Bessou’ed’.
The electro energy of ‘Selective Amnesia’ exclusively featured here shows Audioglider in fine form before it’s back to Rob’s place for a chill session finale with the closers ‘Slideshow’ and ‘Always And Infinite’. The vibes are positive and beautiful throughout, leaving you feeling nostalgic for the listening experience you’ve just enjoyed and ready to go back to the beginning and do it all again!
‘Ocular Overkill’ is out now, with remixes from Section label boss Nick Brennan (a.k.a. Tripswitch) and US-based progressive chillwave luminaries, We Are All Astronauts. The album is to be released July 11th in all good online stores.
01// Stockholm Syndrome
02// Aerial View
03// Edison Spark
04// The Keymaster
05// Driver XVX
06// Moulin Bessou’ed
07// Ocular Overkill
08// Selective Amnesia
10// Always And Infinite