Semantica Records marks 10 years with a worldwide tour and a 10 releases series in 2016.
Semantica 10.I is the firts part of this series where we can find features tracks from Donato Dozzy, Mod21, Stanislav Tolkachev and Skirt in a 4 track EP.
“Donato Dozzy is up first and offers some deep-jungle maneuvers on “Rotary 3.” It’s one of his more tool-ish efforts, with back-and-forth bass, spiny drum loops and oscillating bleeps and growls all churned slowly in and out of sync with each other.
Spacey and ominous, Mod21‘s “The Smell Of Sand” unspools moonlit arpeggios over a spare-but-slyly-swung rhythm.
Semantica played a key role in presenting the two B-side artists to wider audiences. Stanislav Tolkachev, who’s released three stunning solo Ep’s through the label, conjures another mind-bending merry-go-round in “Stockholm Syndrome.” A crafty rhythm backed with crystalline synths twisting to reveal fretful sub-melodies, it’ll leave dance floors in a daze.
Last is Skirt‘s fascinating ambient track, “Angracia,” her most ambitious non-techno production. It trips through tense distortion and eerie, evocative melodies that are more carefully considered than anything she’s done before. 10.I is a great beginning to what should be a fantastic run of anniversary releases for Semantica.“