March 18, 2013
Following his well-received Animals EP with Paola Poletto on Desolat in the summer 2012, Loco Dice's imprint is pleased to welcome back Francisco for a solo EP that sees him continue his fine production form. Kicking off with 'The Magician' Francisco takes the listener all slightly different journey with a more experimental sound. The track's vocal sample conjures up an almost warped reality and offsets the deep emotive music that accompanies it. 'Superwave Theory' is a more aggressive track, tinged with futuristic sounds that are underpinned with a chugging rhythm and a ghostly vocal loop, this has been a favourite for Loco Dice for a while. The shimmering 'Proyecto Gaia' is a finely crafted track that works in a playful groove to the release. Its hypnotic nature makes for easy but explorative listening. 'El Regreso de los Abuelos' is a more delicate and intricate affair and serves as a beautiful complement to the tracks that are wrapped around it. Lush ethereal sounds provide a sonic extradition for the listener. The Chilean producer picks the tempo back up with 'Ascension 101' that features a warm all-encompassing bass that is punctuated by spatterings of harmonious progressions. A polished production that will be used to build the atmosphere in many a club. Finally 'Amigos del Planeta 12' is a jumpy punchy track with a swinging tempo that oozes an after-hours ethos. Francisco is tipped for big things, and through this demonstration of his own rich musical palette and a well-crafted studio excellence, one can see why.