Ali Renault - Keeper Of The Seven Keys
It's been a while since we last heard from Giallo Disco Records, home to some of the best projects that give our plenty of love to classic horror soundtracks and films. This time around they've recruited Ali Renault, a name that should be familiar to those who follow Giallo Disco. He was a remixer on the Mater Suspiria Vision EP, though on that release he was under the moniker Parasols. The man is not only a profound musician and remixer, but also has his hand in the labels Human Shield and Cyber Dance, as well as his very own radio station Vivod.
Renault's contribution to Giallo Disco, Keeper of the Seven Keys, is as per usual, very fitting. It's a three track EP with a bonus remix done by Antoni Maiovvi whose songs, cover art, and mere title give off a story that could be well imagined through your head - so long as you've a creative head and not one that's dull. The title track kicks off the album with a smooth italo-disco rhythm, synths, and even some jazzy elements.
Deeper pitched and ominous electronics play out in the next track 'Model of Hope'. Pipes play for added effect and the electronics are faster paced than the previous song; this is a song that a slasher killer could groove to. 'Highrise' had a very thumpy and bumpy rhythm to it, though the synths gave way to a dark night where something is stalking an innocent bystander on their way home.
Antoni Maovvi's remix of 'Model of Hope' gave it the ol'club mix treatment, though not in the frat-boy mentality where the bass is kicked up a few notches and dubstep takes over the track. No, the italo disco elements are kicked up for a good grind, most of the backing synths are out, and a kicking beat flows throughout the track. It was well done, smooth, and wasn't lacking anywhere.
Ali Renault's Keeper of the Seven Keys is a perfect fit for this time of the year as the leaves fall and everyone prepares for the spookiest season of them all. The nights will be dark and the spirits will be at unrest, but at least they'll be able to spook and haunt in style with this EP.
Sep 28 2016
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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