Dicicco, Tom / Under The Aquadrome (Pt. 1&2)
Album: Under The Aquadrome (Pt. 1&2)   Collection:General
Artist:Dicicco, Tom   Added:Aug 2013
Label:Run Out Run  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-08-11 Pull Date: 2013-10-13 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Sep 22 Sep 15 Sep 8 Sep 1 Aug 18
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 04, 2014: Pumping Iron
4. Sep 11, 2013: BLS_TuesSub_1900-2100
2. Sep 17, 2013: Tuesday Beats 1930-2200
Return To Dust
5. Sep 10, 2013: BLS_SubShow_Hour03_Hour04
3. Sep 16, 2013: The Big Love Show
Mist Of 1807
6. Sep 03, 2013: Tuesday Beats Part 01
Plate Subduction

Album Review
Jack Wang
Reviewed 2013-08-26
Dicicco, Tom: Under The Aquadrome (Pt. 1&2)

Dark, brooding, cold, and hard-hitting industrial techno from Northampton-based Tom Diccco. I suppose the cold English winters and post-industrial factories of the Midlands are a source of inspiration for Tom, because this is some of the bleakest techno I've heard in a while. And that's totally meant as a compliment, because I admire Tom's work and there's a lot of quality here. The most dance-y tracks are the odd-numbered ones (#1,3,5,7) ("Return to Dust", "Werk", "Physical" and "Excavation"). All of those 4 are bangin'. "Grainy Days" and "Merk" (#6, #8) are dark & brooding on the industrial side.

1. Brutal Techno, hard driving, noisy, mechanical, percussive. The way it should be. Awesome start.
2. A dark swirly atmosphere w/ a twisted little synth melody that jabs at you.
3. Bouncy & percussive tech-house. Greatly enhanced with acidic chirps that literally sound bird-like. The beats are punishing towards the end. Love this track.
4. Ambient track. Dark & spooky, heavy layers of synths.
5. Tom comes out hard in this track. Fast pumping beats, all sorts of mechanical sounds layered percussively. Solid & energetic techno.
6. Like a cold & miserable English winter freezing rain turned into a minimal techno trac. Brooding and bleak over slow deep beat.
7. Speaker-bursting beats, w/ bouncy electro effects. I like the claps as a rapid-fire tempo change.
8. It's no coincidence that this track is pronounced "Murk", it's moody, murky, dark, and gloomy. A lot of dark and dank ambient textures.

Track Listing
1. Return To Dust   5. Physical
2. Mist Of 1807   6. Grainy Days
3. Werk   7. Excavation
4. Plate Subduction   8. Merk