MODULATED WAVES (2020 REISSUE)
2020 reissue in original art
OMONIMO (2X12 LP)
as both a producer and the helmsman of the outis music label, dino sabatini has carved out a distinctive musical style that shows a great reverence for both ancient archetypes and future possibilities for change (see, for example, his mnemosyne co-release with edit select, in which each track is dedicated to a separate greek goddess).
after a few years away from the scene modern heads aka dino sabatini & gianluca meloni are back with a new 12 inch >chapter ii<. the second chapter of an adventure that began in 2001 in a basement in rome, a journey through various labels - elettronica romana, dozzy records and stroboscopic artefacts.
SHAMANS PATHS (SPECIAL EDITION) (2LP)
vinyl version 2x12 inch lp (special edition) after having been released in cd and single ep format on prologue music (october 2012), outis music is proud to announce a new special edition of shamans paths - the complete album in a double-vinyl compilation (2x12 inch lp) coming out as a part of outis opera series.
a year on from luigi tozzi and label head dino sabatinis collaborative manticora ep, outis return with a striking, singular solo work from tozzi. ecate ep sees the roman producer bringing three distinct slices of techno, each with its own set of subtleties and the crystal, adept sound design that defines tozziís work. spanning the a-side is ecate. this title track is rolling and hypnotic, with muscular, percussive bass. throughout the track, angelic chords come and go, washing the listener in euphoria. alongside, we hear a disorienting melody, grounded by the lightly swung four to the floor kick that gives this track an infectious groove. the flip opens with leto, which immediately defines itself as a club track with an unbroken but evolving set of percussion and a weighty kick. its around this kick that other elements build. we hear long, ringing, resonant string sounds, and a bell like melody morph and unfold as other percussive components come and go. the track falls away into atmospheric eeriness, which perfectly sets the stage for the eps finale. esperedes swung, panning drums give it a disorienting feeling of otherworldliness from the get go. this is before youre greeted by an alien, slightly dubbed out melody and a hanting backing drone that feels like a reference (perhaps in opposition) to the angelic chords of the eps first track. its on this closing track that tozzis delicate, expert sound design best shines through, and really has to be heard to be understood.
itís a match made in heaven, techno veteran dino sabatini meets up and coming talent luigi tozzi, who over the last couple of years has delivered stellar eps for the likes of hypnus records, dynamic reflection, mental modern, and sabatiniís own outis music. anyone familiar with the two will know they share an aptitude for adventurous and evolving techno. this is crystallised in this collaboration, which doesnít take the easy path of creating straightforward club tracks. instead, the three tracks on this release explore the subtler sides of the two producers. thatís not to say this isnít club music - it is - but they have a lot more to offer than pure functionality. the ep opens with manticora. this eight-minute experience takes the listener through winding claustrophobia as ringing feedback pulses across the stereo field and cavernous rhythms dance about, hard to quite grab. these rhythms build to a point to which they solidify and fall into place, a point at which the track gains a feeling of propulsion, alongside shifting and emotive reverberations and resonances. next up is celeno, a track that slowly unravels under a backing of shuffling hats and a rolling kick drum. twinkling synths swirl around before giving way to a rhythmic and compelling melody. celenoís musical themes continue into the third and final track, aello, which eases you in with softer drums while a haunting drone builds up. over this, ghostly arpeggios develop alongside weightier drums that carry the track through until the end, leaving just enough time for the drone to ring out and provide a fitting end to the ep.
THE OLD BEGGAR
picking up where they left off three years ago, modern heads, the much-respected collaboration between gianluca meloni and dino sabatini, are back with a dynamic and intriguing four track ep. the duo go straight in here with the club-ready athena. throughout this track, tight percussive elements wind in and around one another, creating an ever-changing rhythm that you can only just hold onto. under this, tense synths pulse away, producing an opaque and insular atmosphere. next up, eumaeus lightens the mood somewhat, providing clarity with a distinct opening drum pattern. this mood doesnt last long though, as indiscernible, haunting vocals begin to echo in the distance, gradually moving closer and further in the mix as sharp pads swoosh either side. side b of the record opens with the deepest and longest track of the ep, eurycleia. simple yet unrelenting drums frame this hypnotic sci-fi episode, through which otherworldly screeches and rumbles reverberate over the twinkling sounds of machines. eurycleias atmosphere continues straight into the final track, laertes theme. this beatless piece takes eurycleias exploratory mood and extrapolates it over five and a half minutes, resulting in what feels like the perfect soundtrack to a glacial expedition in alien territory. as an ep this is a complete and coherent package, a perfect extension to modern heads previous work. the sound palette is familiar, yet refined, developed upon and taken further. the old beggar is undeniably worth the wait for anyone with a taste for the extraterrestrial.
after inaugurating the Ďoperaí sub-series of his outis music label with the sublime omonimo double lp this april, dino sabatini has invited some choice allies to help define the vocabulary and expand the vision of the new imprint. the aforementioned album, which wove together sabatiniís atmospheric conjuring skill with the piano flourishes of antonello salis, already exhibits the labels commitment to dismantling the either-or logic of contemporary genres by successfully merging a variety of supposedly irreconcilable styles, talents, and worldviews (e.g. both mythological and the technological perspectives). the follow-up ep, concentrica, draws on the material from omonimo and delivers it into the hands of additional remixers in order to continue the outis opera voyage.
CHAPTER II (THE BEGINNING)
it all began about ten years ago in a basement in the heart of rome, the story of a crew of people who followed a musical ideal and created an original sound and an unmistakable style. after the return of modern heads with outis 006 chapter ii, memories once again led me to friends i made during the period of the first productions on elettronica romana, and i asked them for personal interpretations of the track beginning. from the youngest claudio prc to the veterans donato dozzy and giorgio gigli, all together on an amazing release. - dino sabatini
CALIPSO, DINO SABATINI VERSION
luigi tozzi is a young roman artist just twenty-three years old but with a profound musical knowledge. his productions reflect the distinct musical style coming from the italian capital, a style purveyed by artists now considered icons within the international techno scene. its the direct link to this sound that aligns luigis music perfectly with the musical realm of outis music.
ICORE (DINO SABATINI, NUEL REMIXES)
after the latest podcast of its series, for the next release outis music has chosen sardinian artists claudio prc and ness. both known previously for their solo projects, their collaborations, and also together as the gods planet they journey deep into remote sides of techno music. the affinity between concepts of their tgp project and dino sabatinis philosophy leads them to make their contribution to the label. icore is an obsessive and straight 4/4 track, where a hypnotic and synthetic arp floats into visceral and noisy atmospheres. beside the original, italian artist nuel give his dry and wild version, as well label boss dino sabatini complete the ep with a very deep and transcendental remix.
mnenosyne was the personification of memory, daughter of gaia and uranus, wife of zeus and the mother of the muses, goddesses of the arts. also this time an excellent collaboration with an artist for whom i have great esteem tony scott aka edit select. because of the magic of art that unites the whole world, i have had the pleasure of getting to know him personally during an amazing gig in paris in which we began to design a collaboration on some tracks. after our first collaboration survivors of the pulse released on edit selects prologue music lp phlox we decided to continue with another ep of three sick tracks that i have given the names of three muses according to my personal imagination.terpsichore - to the he goddess of dance id offer this track with its controversial rhythm and detailed sensual overtones.euterpe - goddess of music and in our case seen in terms of techno music, a mix of pure energy and imagination and this track i believe has these two features. deep, straight and hypnotic. urania - this track i would like to dedicate to the goddess of astronomy
JOURNEY BACK TO ITHACA
it has always been one of my dreams reunite the old group of friends i met in the basement of rome and with whom i have begun the journey towards this adventure. today i am very happy to present this work made in collaboration with one of my closest friends and with whom i shared for long time studios, music, ideas, techniques and the mutual love for a good italian cuisine. i sincerely believe that donato dozzy does not need any introduction.
SONS OF POSEIDON EP
proteus: a solid, dynamic and linear track, with strong harmonic resonances and a slowly growing rhythmic in a hypnotic groove of atmospheres. definitely a dancefloor one!
nereus: this track has deeper mental space sensations in which hypnotic noise sequences travel smoothly in a crescendo of acid riffs.
ANTHEMUSA EP (DINO SABATINI REMIX)
first time only on decks.de !!! gianluca meloni - ostinate sin (original) - solid track, no mercy, obsessively sinusoidal but with intense harmonic colors growing through infinite, showing gianlucas long experience as musician and producer.
gianluca meloni - ostinate sin (dino sabatini remix) an erupting volcano maybe is the best way to define the crazy rhythmic of this remix, killer dynamics bass frequencies and psicoharmonic filter treatment over noise generated percussions shifting sound perception, to be used with care, to avoid dancefloor explosion!
Releases on CD / DVD
as both a producer and the helmsman of the outis music label, dino sabatini has carved out a distinctive musical style that shows a great reverence for both ancient archetypes and future possibilities for change (see, for example, his mnemosyne co-release with edit select, in which each track is dedicated to a separate greek goddess). with one foot planted in a mysterious past and the other foot planted in a world yet to arrive, sabatiniís works are carefully realized emotional journeys that intertwine shimmers of optimism with undercurrents of poignancy or nostalgia.