Vittoria Fleet are a Berlin duo who make sharp and angular electronica. Greed is their second album, a generous selection of tracks that are inventive in their sound design, but not to the point of preventing them working as actual songs. Vocalist Giada Zerbo makes sure of that. Out on the n5MD label.
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8/10 Laurie Staff review, 10 December 2015
And here was me thinking that electro-pop was a forgotten, stagnant pool. Herein lies some pretty great little bleeps, vox and bloops that doesn’t feel like eating a jar full of caramel sauce. No, don’t drool, that was supposed to be sickening. The greed of folks during the festive period, eh?
Ah yes, Greed. I have no idea how they’re tackling the subject because I’m lost in the synth sounds, all springing about and bouncing like a rubber band in my head. It’s like the synth backline of one of the better Jon Hopkins tracks or Rival Consoles, chunky, cutting and dynamic, smothered in reverb. The production is a little rough-hewn, but ultimately clean when it needs to be, at the perfect midpoint between the two. Vocals are also pretty damn far from syrupy shite, sort of Braids-ish but with a darker tone as a whole, perhaps lying closer to Emika or something. They’re from Berlin too if that helps set the scene. The sounds have a tendency to wander away from normality in sort of psych mini-trips to segue between different parts of the tracks. If you like the sound of this, have a listen to ‘Like Glue’ and the multifaceted ‘The Shape of Things to Come’, they’ll put you in a good place.
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