The mighty Octopus Recordings has unearthed a special talent to add to it’s impressive roster of Techno droids with up and coming producer, BARBUTO. Born Christian Barbuto, he’s positioned himself as a staple in the Austin dance community as a respected DJ and event promoter and even though he’s contributed tunes and EP’s for labels like Bush and Raise Recordings, his first solo outing for Octopus is certainly a high point. The “Arcana EP” features two original cuts from BARBUTO and showcases his bottom heavy, driving Techno flair and penchant for moody textures and subterranean atmospheres.
The title cut is seven minutes of relentless, pounding kicks, cavernous reverbs and one muscular bass riff….the aneurysm-inducing breakdowns are nothing to take lightly either. On the b-side, we have “Twilight Imperium,’ an equally sinewy affair thats dripping in epic sweeps and dubby chord stabs. Overall, an impressive outing and certainly one to watch as 2015 unfolds… I can only imagine whats next from BARBUTO and Octopus.
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