Pletnev – Red Nails Black Lips [Linale Records]

Straight from gloomy Vilnius, Alex Pletnev (aka Ponty Python / part of Moisk duo) is delivering a new record for London-based imprint Linale Records. As a DJ, Alex is a resident of well-known funhouse Opium in Vilnius. During recent years, as a producer, Alex released music via Meda Fury, Needs, Not an Animal and many many more. After a loud & sold-out release for R.A.N.D x Echocentric records earlier in 2023, Pletnev returns with the vinyl-only ‘Carma EP’ out on Linale Records.

The EP kicks off with the electrifying track ‘Red Nails Black Lips’, a dance floor house killer complete with breakbeat loops and rave stabs. Following suit, ‘How Could I Prove You Are Wrong’ takes the tempo up a notch, fusing a blend of techno beat and talking trance arpeggios. Flipping to the B-side, ‘I Stole It Somehow’ offers a meticulous homage to proto-house, transporting us back to the late 80s and early 90s with its use of classic 909 drums, minimalistic rave melodies, and a distorted lead with walking LFO. Finally, the title track “Carma” brings the record to a close, delivering an atmospheric electro masterpiece that serves as the ideal soundtrack for a techno party amidst the enchanting backdrop of a summer night forest.


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