Up with his first foray on the label is on-the-rise talent, Tal Fussman. On the cusp of real big things, the Tel-Aviv via Berlin-based producer has already seen his tracks be charted by top-of-the-line jockeys and selectors including Dixon, Âme and Trikk. His debut incursion on Stil vor Talent, Underneath The Surface, puts on offer three versatile cuts, each of which displays a distinct and fascinating facet to Fussmans richly hued musical realm.
Breaking the EP in, the title track puts forth a cold and frothing EBM signature. Built around pared-down samba-like syncopations and gridlocked drum architectonics, the track lays maximal emphasis on fluctuating layers of raucous machine spurts and sizzling portamentos geared to set the sound systems circuits ablaze.
Protocol then swerves onto further epic Italoid territories with warehouse-sized ambition, arpeggiated synths and piano stabs merging into an iridescent symphony of sorts, before Truth takes an unsuspected U-turn towards breaksy atmospherism and sleek, RnB-laced soulfulness. The perfect departure tune to an EP that finds Fussman showcasing the impressive breadth of his artistic palette.