A big release for Kompakt, 'Adaptation' should gain Hunter/Game a whole raft of new fans
Italian duo of Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bertola, AKA
Hunter/Game, have evolved their sound into a uniquely expressive, yet
subtly arranged variant of techno. Music that confidently takes
centre stage, but never puts the sonic means before the aesthetic
a satisfying punch and mesmerizing melodies, the two producers based
out of Milan and New York have already turned in two installments for
Kompakt’s Speicher series of boutique 12-inch releases, so it’s no wonder that the labal is now home to their debut album. But having come across them in 2012
via Hot Creations, I've been smitten for a while.
dramatic sound hits the spot for me, and personally I’m chuffed
this album has finally arrived. Whether you’re into techno or not
is of no importance: if you dig electronica of any persuasion,
there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy this release. Without wishing to over-simplify things, it's an album for
lovers of the dancefloor, the disco and late night chugging grooves.
Hunter/Game have a knack for finding the missing links between
sounds, switching from foreboding melancholy to glorious serenity in
a heartbeat, while keeping the arrangements clearly outlined and
is a big release for Kompakt, and there's no doubt in my mind that a
growing audience awaits Hunter/Game.
date: Out now
Review Score: 8