Artist: Bruno Longhitano
Title: States of Essence EP
Release Date: 19 August 2022
Supported by: Tale Of Us, Solomun, Joris Voorn, Innellea, Kevin de Vries, Massano, Øostil, Armin van Buuren, Agoria, ENØS, Yubik, BLANCAh, 19:26, The Element, HeÎk, Wurtz ao.
The second selection 'Solidify' follows suit with a greater peak time presence as dark cavernous grooves lay the foundation for swirling effects, clattering percussive arrangements and quirky arps. Vaguely industrial, a stripped but tension building second act perfectly preludes the main break, where a storyboard of hopeful sonics gives way to spine tingling effects and a drop that is both striking and timely.
The release concludes with 'Burying Inside' which finds Bruno taking a more introspective approach with spacey soundscapes blanketing percolating lines and pulsating beats. Spanning over a minute in length, the centrepiece bridges the gap between cinematic tension and dancefloor drama, with rising tonal themes and commanding drums eventually culminating in a striking drop and hypnotic finale. It rounds out an excellent artist showcase from Bruno Longhitano, who makes an impressive return to Astral Records with 'States of Essence'