It's not difficult to find downtempo electronica in this day and age, yet Argentina wouldn't be the obvious place to look for it. However, Franco Colombo - recording under the name of BTB - makes the kind of chilled music that sends shivers down the spine in all the right ways.
'Building A Better Life Through Living' kind of sums up the whole experience in a nutshell. It's a track which seems overcome with melancholia to balance the over-positive title; the music is a synth wash and simple beats, rather like a Junior Boys instrumental. Beats drop down like mighty stalactites on the cool 'Climactic Dot' and 'Bugree'. 'Life To B#' borrows the voice samples and stacatto effects of Funkstörung. 'Sweet Lysoform' meanwhile, moves along at glacial speed; it's basic melody underpinned by static and bass rhythm. The four final tracks are made up of remixes from other Boltfish artists, the pick of which is Milleu's ghostly, trippy version of 'I Have Diagrams & Mushrooms'. Yet even if Colombo has grave concerns for the state of the world, at least he should have no worries about the health of his own music, because on this form, it's in fine fettle.