Info & Review
It is very hard for me to find good techno (especially minimal) these last years so this gem comes as a very pleasant surprise. I suppose that playing the mega sexy and hypnotic What They Wish to a packed club would be a DJ's suicide but it is evident that author didn't spend 2 years of his life producing this just to create dance music for fluorescent thongs - he spent 2 years because he enjoyed it. This should be listened on the most expensive, finest and loudest headphones you can steal because there are endless little layers and touches of sound between the booming basslines.
Who is it?
The journey from speed-metal/punk drummer to minimal techno producer isn't exactly a common one, but it's exactly the music path that a certain Steven Ford has forged over the past 20 years. After leaving his Voice Of Reason bandmates back in Texas and making a move out west to Seattle, Ford became increasingly interested in computer-based music and electronic minimalism, steadily learning the tools that have made him such an accomplished producer.His early years in the electronic music scene saw him split his output between two different monikers. While his now defunct Bobby Karate pseudonym explored Ford's more abstract side, his more dance floor-focused work came out under the Bruno Pronsato name, and was promptly picked up by respected labels as Musique Risquee, Philpot and Orac.
Excellent review by RA
Why Can’t We Be Like Us is like the unexpected fulfilment of a promise: unexpected because none of Pronsato’s EPs so far had hinted at anything this good; and a fulfilment in the sense that he has spared nothing with this work—there is nothing missing, lacking, insufficient. Not since We Are Monster has a producer so subtly yet undeniably redefined what’s possible within the rubric of house. Listen to this, and so many things seem possible. All you other wannabes, you’re on notice: the bar has just been raised.