Three years after his “Call the Doctor”EP, Luca “Curses” Venezia is back on Throne of Blood with “Tutto Nudo.” The digital only EP was written after a move to Berlin and is infused with the fetishist sleaze of his new home, cementing a transformation from the rockabilly influences of his past project DROP THE LIME into a drug chug more fitting with the dirtier corners of European clubs he now frequents.
This new Curses sound is on display in three original tracks. “Tutto Nudo” is a well-rounded number rooted in a simple yet heavy guitar hook and bassline, elevated by polished drums and synths. Italian horror film goes to the disco. Speaking of Italy, “Canini” is Luca’s nod to his roots, with a vocal performance in his ancestral tongue backed up by a cosmic chorus and percussions. “This Is All A Dream” is the slowest of the three, a track for the beginning of the night or the end, depending on your personality. Its hypnotic chug would get an open mind going any time of day though.
Two remixes complete the EP: “Tutto Nudo” gets reworked by Timothy “Heretic” Clerkin, the always dapper Briton with a penchant for acid. Curses’s hook gets raved up with nothing but the dancefloor in mind. “Canini” gets flipped on its head by Australian musical shaman and co-founder of the Multi Culti imprint, Dreems. Channelling the vibes of a “beautiful men’s club”, he delivers his uniquely oddball version of 80’s electro funk. Breaks and bass and vocoders gather around a psychedelic drum circle, leaving you no choice but to join in.
released May 12, 2017
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