Ital Tek – “Beyond Sight” (Singles Going Steady)

In another century, Ital Tek would be a celebrated classical composer.

Sarah Zupko: Ital Tek’s Hollowed is perhaps the finest electronic album of 2016 in a year when electronic releases have been truly astounding. “Beyond Sight” is also one of the finest tracks on Hollowed, bettered only by the haunting choral work of “Redeemer”, which reminds me occasionally of Mozart’s Requiem. “Beyond Sight” exemplifies the Ital Tek aesthetic which emphasizes movement and direction and shows off the skills of a cerebral and accomplished creator who in another century would be a celebrated classical composer. [9/10]

Andrew Paschal: “Beyond Sight” pulsates like a train running underground, just beneath your feet. The whole track feels subterranean and barely discernible, slinking through the darkness, a solitary entity with unknown intentions. Ital Vek’s production hums like a sputtering engine and uses minimalism to great effect, such that when a heavier beat arrives just before the two-minute mark it feels momentous. A must-listen for anyone whose musical tastes tend towards the nocturnal. [8/10]

Adriane Pontecorvo: A kindred spirit to the theme from Blade Runner with a lot of drive, even more synth, and a drop of rage to it. There’s something

not quite up to date about “Beyond Sight”, sounding like the closing theme to a mid-2000s action movie or one of Linkin Park’s instrumental interludes. The video is suitably black, white, grim, chock full of blurred and flashing images. It’s tight and well-crafted, but the tone leaves a bit to be desired. After all, the Replicants haven’t taken over quite yet. [5/10]

Paul Carr: An artfully crafted Instrumental that would fit perfectly on the soundtrack to one of the David Fincher films scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Like their work it manages to sound both agitated and jumpy but with hints of post-millennial dread. The shift to a more spectral, ambient sound towards the end is as welcome as it is unexpected. It comes across as a sliver of light after time spent alone in the dark. [8/10]

SCORE: 7.50