Track of the Moment: Luca Bacchetti’s ‘OVO’ EP

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“They used to laugh at me, but I saw the future. Record company recession, dance floor boredom, and copy machines spit out song after song.” So proclaimed Lil’ Louis on “New Dance Beat” back in 1992. Louis’ determination to push boundaries is shared by Italy’s Luca Bacchetti who subscribes to the same limit-testing musical ethos. His OVO EP on his Endless label cuts through the perennial glut of 4/4 schlock like a hot knife through mozzarella and lift us into the clouds on the opening track “No Gravity.” Slowly unfurling into sheer cinematic bliss on a production that defies categorization, Bacchetti is patient and never allows his proverbial pot to boil over. “The Space Between Us” is more uptempo yet equally as expansive and compelling, while the ambient title track washes over and lulls you into a state of exultation. Will someone please give this man a soundtrack to score right away?

Darren Ressler

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