Closing in on two years since the first release in the series, it’s now time for Volume 6 of Sisters & Brothers, the release series curated by Copenhagen-based DJs and producers Kasper Bjørke and Sexy Lazer.
This time out, Sisters & Brothers stars Modular Project, the Italian duo consisting of Alberto Iovine and Alessandro Fumagalli. Residents at Milan’s club VOLT, their broad music taste and style creates a world that stretches from Techno to Krautrock to New Wave to 80s synth. Now they’re bringing that world to Sisters & Brothers, in the form of 1981 – Sisters & Brothers Vol. 6.
The opener and title track ‘1981’ keeps things short and spacy, a graceful, abstract piece of music clocking in at just under a minute and a half.
Then follows ‘Past Present Future’, where the groove and motorik momentum kicks in for a heavy, driving piece of music hovers on the line between Krautrock and Techno.
The final original is ‘Freshback’, which adds a little funk to its bassline to go along with the woozy synths for a light-footed, adventurous house track.
Wrapping it up is the Kasper Bjørke Bonus Beat Version of ‘1981’, which takes the original’s spacey atmosphere and expands it into a vaster, more sprawling version, backed up with new drums to give it more structure and kick.
All in all, 1981 – Sisters & Brothers Vol. 6 functions both as an introduction to Modular Project for the unfamiliar, as well as an exciting new adventure for the band’s current fans.