DJ Python – Mas Amable (LP)
Genre: Deep House/Reggaeton/Ambient/IDM
The eighth release from Incienso is an ambient IDM offering from DJ Python, the most recent incarnation of New York based producer Brian Piñeyro. The album continues to explore Piñeyro’s idiosyncratic style of so called ‘deep reggaeton’, a style introduced in Piñeyro’s previous release Dulce Compañia, which borrows reggaeton beats distorted almost beyond recognition. However, Piñyero’s second release on Incienso Mas Amable approaches this style with greater sincerity, exploring its extremities and conceptual limits. Mas Amable is not a collection of individual tracks but instead a continuous piece of music which constantly changes shape. The album opens with ‘Te Conocí’ (I Knew You), an ambient track which lures the listener into a state of serenity before transitioning seamlessly into the second track ‘Pia’ which introduces the distinctively reggaeton rhythm which will continue throughout the album. Mas Amable at times resembles a typical techno album, tracks like ‘Descanse’ have a deep dubby texture; at other times the album appears to mimic a guided meditation cassette, as in the whispered poetry of LA Warman on ‘ADMSDP’. Mas Amable is a club album designed to be listened to at home; in its entirety and afforded absolute attention. It is in this sense the perfect lockdown listening.
Favourite track: Descanse