The latest release out on Manuel Anós‘ Non Series imprint is a four-track EP by Italian DJ and producer Luigi Tozzi. Almost Blue, as it’s titled, encapsulates a sublime range of the deep techno spectrum. It released in digital and vinyl format September 24th.
Bordering on downtempo, the subdued rhythm of hypnotic cuts like “Black-Eyed” and “Narcoleptic” leave ample room for the undulating leads overhead. The title track differentiates itself with crystalline atmospheres suited well for an ambient set. “Flesh Mechanics” closes out the EP on a relatively abrasive note – a reversal of the trope common to techno tracklists of late.
Luigi Tozzi Revisited
By the time Luigi Tozzi debuted with 2014’s Myrmidion EP on Dynamic Reflection sub label Digital Reflection, a growing audience for techno’s subtle side received his meditational signature sound well. The next couple of years saw flurry of releases on such imprints as Hypnus Records, Mental Modern and Outis Music.
Now an international staple, Tozzi has graced the decks at nightlife institutions throughout Europe. Most notably, he held down a residency at Tbilisi club Khidi before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the events industry.
Almost Blue is sold out in 12-inch vinyl record format. The EP is available for purchase in digital format via Non Series Bandcamp.