Rome s Egisto Sopor has been making waves with his releases for quite a while now: he put out a CDR album on Legowelt s Strange Life Records and a cassette on the much admired 100% Silk label. both under the name Polysick. As TheAwayTeam he released the DVD Relax & Sleep and CD Star Kinship on Japanese label Maomoo. He is also one half of the low-key video unit AAVV. whose work has graced many of the important releases of the new lo-fi electronic movement. Digital Native is his first album proper—fifteen tracks of glowing. nocturnal. analog grace that recall the days of acid house and early techno. but with a mood and intent designed for watching images dance on closed eyelids. It s no surprise that his work as a video artist resonates so strongly with the music he makes. Polysick has tapped straight into the synthetic pleasures of early dance musics otherworldly pulses: the hypnotic arpeggios of Italo disco. soaring Detroit chords. cosmic disco. the -Fourth World Music- of Jon Hassell and the library exotics of Piero Umiliani. This is body music for the resting body. Imagine the nexus of early acid house and Italo music used for mental therapy. exotic traveling and imagining—exciting the brain waves and journeying into imagined spaces.