- AMAM016 - The Selph - The Eye of Silence EP (incl. Sierra Sam & Namito remix)
Has it really been two years since the last solo 12” from Marco Giorano, better known under his production guise The Selph?! In the last couple of years this Berlin-based Italian has released a couple of collaboration EPs with the likes of Avatism and Matteo Milleri, a handful of remixes, plus appearances on compilations from labels Minus, Time Has Changed and AMAM. But he’s been saving his best own work til now for a full statement in the form of The Eye of Silence EP.
“Evening Falls” finds perfect balance between the precision of techno and the groove of house, feeling both synthetic and inviting. “Reply to Red” is also built n a tech-house template, tinged with jacking breakbeats that are contrasted by mellow piano notes and a breathy singer seducing listeners onto the dancefloor.
On the flip, the EP’s title track finally appears, and it’s a beauty: turning down the BPMs a couple notches, the dew-covered synths, thumping beats and melodic accents of acid offer a slow-burning introspective moment in the club, definitely the most “human” sounding of the three originals tracks here.
Finally, closing things out are fellow Berliners Namito (Kling Klong) and Sierra Sam (Toys for Boys, Dirt Crew) who reconstruct “Reply to Red” with a throbbing new beat and melody surrounding the vocals, adding thick G-Thang synth work and percussive precision, managing to compete with The Selph’s original.