One of the more unique producers out there today, Cristiano Crisci has made some very engaging and interesting electronic under the Clap! Clap! moniker, delivering a mixture of U.K. bass, tribal house, footwork, and an extremely young style known as Afro-house, a combination of African folk sounds with deep house. A Thousand Skies is as dense and fruitful a listen as you'd expect, beautifully intertwining a volley of sounds from various African countries with another volley of smooth electronic styles. No song overstays it's welcome here, quickly relaying the sonic ideas Crisci crafts without ever growing stale. Thus, there really isn't a bad track to be heard here, and when you have a couple of standouts like "Nguwe" and "Hope" on the board, you have yourself a very rich, full, and fulfilling record. Truly, Clap! Clap! really delivered with this sophomore effort, which is one of the best electronic records to come out in this early year.
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