The album is out next month on Bosconi Extra Virgin
We've got another fine track exclusive for you today, as iDJ brings you the first chance to hear March by The Mechanical Man. The track is taken from the eight-track mini-album Mechanical Soul, which is out next month on Italian label Bosconi Extra Virgin.
The Mechanical Man also hails from Italy - Naples, to be precise - and his real name is Nicola Altieri. He's only had a couple of singles out so far, so Mechanical Soul sees him very much setting out his musical stall. Quite how you define the contents of that stall is another matter, though. Created using a lot of vintage hardware, his is a style that veers between bruk beat, leftfield electronica, nu-jazz, deep house and glitch without ever pausing for breath: tracks like Slap wouldn't sound out of place on Ninja Tune, while at the other extreme, Gess could pass for a particularly dubby, tripped-out remix of Daft Punk's Around The World!
The track that particularly caught our ears, though, was March, which owes a heavy debt to Detroit techno rhythmically but manages to squeeze in some more melodic, jazzy flourishes too. See what you think...