Phonat - Phonat (4 stars)

Phonat - Phonat

Flashes of inspired genius abound in this debut of cunning cut up dancefloor electronica from one Michele Balduzzi, who abandoned his farmland idyll in the Italian hills to decant to London and create this stomping album dashed through with 80s rock twinges, classic house tricks and ingenious electro surges.

That Phonat’s output has been mentioned in the same breath as Justice and Daft Punk says more about journos desperate for the next big thing than any close sonic similarities. Phonat’s itchy future funk does share an impatience and sense of fun, however, and on evidence of this debut, he’s got time and the tools to take his sound to that level.

(Mofo Hifi)

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