Like George Orwell’s futuristic world in “1984”, Ampispazi’s 84th release is looking at a far away future, dropping label honcho Mik Santoro’s mesmerising “A Distant Place”. AMP084 waves goodbye to the past and to 2017 and introduces us to a new year with Mik’s forward thinking LP. Mik Santoro (who was born in 1984 – coincidentally) wraps up an intimate and soulful imaginary with the 8 tracks included in ‘A Distant Place’. The album is a collection of melancholic tracks, some of which are melodic and reflective, others are groovy and club focused. The ability of Mik is to mix synths solos with rumbling bass lines, timeless arp sounding synths and evocative vocal samples, which merged all together create that dreamy atmosphere the label has always provided. Downtempo tracks like ‘Feeling Like Sundays’ or ‘What Happen’ works perfectly alongside dance floor killers like ‘The Good Person’ or the title track. There is also space for the elaborate and brainy ‘Requiem for’, a special ambient track, a crescendo of feelings and emotions. Whether it’s an inspired vocal sample or a hypnotic line, this album has got Mik special and unique melodic sense that makes his music dreamy. 84 is the number, ‘A Distant Place’ is the name.
Always with Love