The self-titled EP takes things in a bit of a different direction with lo-fi synth tones and mechanical beats counterbalanced by lush chords, which soar in "Airline". "Overload" has a deliciously blaring hook that eventually gives way to powerful chords and a simple but catchy rhythm. "JVC" plays with distortion and adds another level of complexity to the drum track. "Come With Me" opens with an alarm-like intro, after which Sferro lays down a beat and turns it into a fun, midtempo outrun track.
Favorite track: Come With Me.
I only relatively recently got into Synthwave as a genre (starting off by tracking down Perturbator and M|O|O|N| from Hotline Miami's Soundtrack), but Sferro is hands down my favourite release to this point.
Favorite track: The Overload.
Michael CA L
Hard to pick a favourite track... This is a fantastic configuration of songs from Sferro. All are excellent and all are unique. The thing that binds these songs together is quality and expressiveness, not structural or sonic similarities. Beautifully done.
Favorite track: Airline.
Robert Saint John - CeeZED
From out of the blue comes a tiny but mighty new release from producer Sferro. This self-titled release is a big jump from last year's "Wetware Computer"; that was a near-perfect distillation of the sounds and beats so many dig in the retro electronic genres. Fun and familiar. The strength of "Sferro" is how it retains those roots and injects so much that is new and fresh. You get the impression that Sferro found his muse with this one. Hot: Come With Me and JVC
Favorite track: Come With Me.
The self-titled "Sferro" EP is Sferro's third release and this time around he's pulled influences from all directions to create something unique, yet familiar to the Sferro sound. He hopes you dig it <3
released April 24, 2014
Sferro would like to thank the following people, for without them this EP wouldn’t have happened:
Jennifer Duvall, My incredibly supportive parents; Randy & Stephanie Sferro, Gabe Frankland, Troy Watson, Eric Fodor, Jeff Thornsbury, Ryan Adcox, Charlie Cole, Mathew Corban, Bryan Chenal, Frédéric Féret, Ciarán Byrne, Rick Shithouse, Elizabeth Trott, Helene Rickhard, Christian Källström, Michael Pryles, Kristoffer Truitt, Marko Maric, Denis Pomortsev, Yota, Bård Aasen Lødemel, David Strock, Noel Alcaraz, Pete, Eric Pitts and anyone else I may have forgotten.
Boards of Canada, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, The Chemical Brothers, The Diogenes Club, Thieves Like Us, Stuart Price, The Smiths, Duran Duran, Bogdan Irkük a.k.a. BULGAR, Naked Eyes, Daft Punk, Tommy, Adeyhawke, Le Matos, Rex Ronan, GosT, Le Prix, Johnatron, Neon Workout, HR, Pelifics, AIR, Ian Pooley, Alan Braxe, Lifelike, Kris Menace, Tangerine Dream, Mr. Oizo, FM Attack, SebastiAn, Giorgio Moroder, Lone, Small Black, The Mary Onettes, The Outrunners, Perturbator, Tears for Fears, Miami Nights 1984, Sedat, Phoenix, Phono Ghosts, Vogel, Principles of Geometry, Talking Heads, Power Glove, The Psychedelic Furs, The Radio Dept, Disasterpeace, David Wise, Cassius, MvG, Ezekiel III, John Hughes, Steve Jobs.
Music by: Eric Sferro
Artwork by: @HandicapHOBO
*The “Sferro EP” was produced and recorded with the push of a button, thanks to computers.
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