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Gianpaolo ‘Savile’ Dieli, a Chicago bred artist who finds himself struck by the beauties of everyday subtleties and the free forms of electronic music, has undoubtedly been an instrumental part in the formation of the Amadeus imprint. His debut EP, Being, finds itself as the first release from the collective outlet, a four track release accompanied by a remix from Leeds-based forward thinker Ewan Smith.
Opener and title track, “Being,” orchestrates the release through a motif filtered beneath chugging percussive work, an enigmatic amusement of atmospheric pads, repetitive vocals, and an overall pursuit of escapism. 'Being' embodies the ‘against-the-mold’ attitude behind the EP, only to be reinterpreted by A-side backing “Still Smiling,” a hauntingly reminiscent reworking of an early Motown group’s euphoric vocals. On the flip you will find yourself held by the luminescence of “Fun World,” an equally submissive original equipped with a disorienting vocal excerpt and crisp synth work.
Being is not for the simple-minded, the benighted, nor the average club goer. Being, however, is a conceptional record compiled through months of fine tuning, detachment, and unsurpassed passion.
A2. Still Smiling
B1. Fun World
B2. Being (Youandewan Version)
Dj Beware / Mr. Ho "Nice deep release, the Youandewan remix being my favourite! Support in club and radio"
Homework "Feeling the Youandewan remix. Thanks!"
Midland “All about the Youandewan mix here, when the rides come in at 4:06 its all over! Wicked stuff"
Opuswerk "Very nice surprise this morning in my inbox. Really enjoying what i'm hearing and to see Youandewan doing his thing in a great way again. Will definitely play those. Thanks for sending!"
Mario Cotto (KCRW) "All the originals are truly lovely and atmospheric. And the Youandewan remix turns Being out something fierce. Great stuff."
Viadrina "Dark and gloomy, but we like it! ‘Still Smiling’ and Youandewan remix are the standouts for us. Supported!"
Jorge Takei "Nice release, will play ‘Being’ in Radioshows."
Joyce Muniz "great production being orig and remix + fun world for me."
Dj Qu "serious release. full support"
XLR8R “The vocals are strangely alluring and androgynous in their tone, but irresistibly catchy in their refrain.”
Earmilk “ Expect nothing more than the pouring of guilt and remorse into a brew of finely tuned drum kits and droney synths.”
Your Friends House “The four track bomb is injected with a mixture of drum patterns, murky filters and buzzing synths that ease their way to the ears.”
Original work arranged, recorded, and sampled by Gianpaolo 'Savile' Dieli.
Mastering by Lajos Nadhazi and Kristóf Ambrózy.
Release/catalogue number: AMA001
Release date: Feb 22, 2012