The next instalment in the Optimo trax series is bringing some serious heat. OT4 is a four track EP from two self-effacing Milanese maestros. “Acido” is already shaping up to be a club classic and never fails to cause a commotion; it has been thoroughly road tested by Twitch and Wilkes throughout summer 2013. The other tracks cover all idiosyncratic bases from high grade Sleaze Funk to Spaghetti Western infused low slung house.
Optimo Trax OT 004 is Released on 12” and digital December 2013. Distribution by Kompakt and Rub A Dub.
Ultra limited (250 copies) hand made optical illusion “box” sleeve designed and constructed by Golden Teacher. After these are sold out it will be available in a generic Optimo Music sleeve. Due to the costs involved in constructing the sleeves the record will be slightly more expensive than a normal 12” single but will not be sold at some over inflated price. Optimo Music heartily disapproves of labels who add a huge mark up to their releases and profit from the limited availability. While we only have the resources (and time!) to make a limited number of special sleeves we don’t think music should be “limited” and we strive to make all our releases available to all who want them, hence the 2nd pressing in generic sleeve.
This EP is fairly out there and features 4 tracks that might best be described as Fourth World freakouts, combining analogue circuitry with psychedelically effected played percussion and chanting. All tracks were recorded live to tape with minimal overdubs and then slightly edited at Glasgow’s Green Door studios. Golden Teacher rule. If you get a chance, see them live. Your synapses will thank you.
It was due out in early July but unfortunately the stampers broke at the pressing plant while they were trying to press it so it has been delayed until the end of July.