A delirium of disco meets new wave, Sines crafts an infectious dancefloor stunner with “Mr. Ciao”. The attention to detail makes sure that every single flourish adds to the majesty of the piece. With a regal sensibility they allow the whole of the piece to take its time for every element falls into place making it a propulsive piece of pop. Volume is a given for this is a song that deserves to be played as loudly as possible for maximum impact. Done to perfection even the vocals have a glossy sheen about them making sure the whole thing has a spirited presence to it, as the sense of togetherness hits particularly hard in this moment in time.
Two schools of influences can be found within the track itself. On the old school side of things, the references to Giorgio Moroder are undeniable. He embraces the groove in a way that has a grandeur to it. With a Teutonic consistency the element of the driving techno of Kraftwerk equally finishes out the overall atmosphere. On the newer side of things, Róisín Murphy’s presence as a reference point for this recent revival in the soothing, sultry sound. Quite powerful too, the production has a carefully considered aspect to it, as the percussive elements are chosen with so much care to ensure that the mood is captured in full.
Bouncing beats gradually get into focus, as the sound has a luxurious quality to it. He wastes little time in utilizing slick, electro synthesizer stabs. Nods to Donna Summer’s carefree attitude emerge throughout, especially when the whole of the piece simply bursts into a technicolor wonderworld for the chorus. The beat adds to the intensity of the song, helping to give it a sense of physicality, the thing that makes dance music truly great. Rhythms here never stop and indeed the buildup draws from the classics in the best way possible. Quite massive the piece brings a symphonic, cinematic style to it as the energy draws the listener into this unique aural universe. Lyrics too further emphasize this freewheeling quality, as there is an escapist attitude that moves into view, with the edits done perfectly. On the more playful side of things there are elements of glitch that also feature prominently.
So much depth is brought into the equation, as the ebb and flow give it an elasticity. Sines proves to be rather patient, as some of these rave-ups occur in surprisingly dense ways. Elements of ambient and classical enter into the equation as well, for the whole thing is imbued with a tremendous passion. Her vocals add to the allure of the piece, for the verses have a yearning quality to them, as they waft on up in a way that touches the very soul. This is a song that literally demands the listener dance and break free of their routine in every possible way.
“Mr. Ciao” shows Sines sculpting a world that has a powerful punch to it with the groove that seems to extend out into the infinite.