Back in the summer of 2018, Black Hole Recordings released BH888 – a release infinitely better known as Giuseppe Ottaviani’s Slow Emotion 3, Fast-forward 2 years, and with BH999, the label stands on the threshold of its 1000th single. That single is indeed Slow Emotion 4 and if that isn’t some grade-A Fibonacci-style sequencing from the Italian producer, I don’t know what is.
Like its first three incarnations, Slow Emotion 4 is quick to toy with the pace & tone expectations that have – over time – gathered around Giuseppe’s music. The track pumps and bleeps its way through a fiery intro, before flaring the pitch-wheel and time slipping its tempo, dropping into a slow march. Backed by warpingly techy bass, the track takes a distinct turn for the meta, as the song becomes sentiently self-aware and starts to vocally narrate its own arc.
Out of the break, in step with the acceleration of its tech blaze, it picks up speed as Slow Emotion 4 continues its tripped-out HAL9000-like commentary. If I said ‘you’ve never heard anything quite like this track before,’ it’s probably a sure bet.
Slow Emotion 4 is now available here.
01: Giuseppe Ottaviani – Slow Emotion 4 (Extended Mix)
01: Giuseppe Ottaviani – Slow Emotion 4 (Original Mix)
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