The Girls Thing
Over the course of his 15-year career, Bruno Pronsato has proved adept at combining otherworldly, minimalist rhythms with looser, more organic musical elements. He’s at it again here on this Perlon outing, proving that sparse minimal techno can still feel warm and human. This is particularly evident on opener “Sea of Hands”, where Pronsato’s evocative, soft-touch vocal rise above chiming synthesizer notes and an off-kilter, snare-heavy beat. There’s an even more organic feel to “Outro”, where warm bass guitar notes and synthesized steel drum sounds come accompanied by little more than claps and cymbals. The most dancefloor-focused cut of the lot is B-side “The Girls Thing”, a typically deep, sparse and bass-heavy minimal techno roller blessed with intricate percussion programming and Villalobos levels of wonkiness.