After two sold out 12" EPs on Optimo Trax, Boot & Tax head over to mother label Optimo Music for the release of their debut self-titled, 9-track album.
The Milanese duo are comprised of Cristian Croce (already part of The Barking Dogs) and Claudio Brioschi (Brioski), two of the most popular and respected djs/producers of the Italian scene who share a great passion for analog synths and experimentation, and a deep knowledge of both clubbing and production.
Dance albums are notoriously difficult to pull off and often fall flat but Boot & Tax succeed where many fail by making a record that will work on open-minded dance floors but isn't necessarily a dance album. Incorporating Claudio's guitar playing, Boot & Tax's trademark eccentric instrumentation along with their analogue arsenal and the occasional vocal from Cristian, they have managed to forge a uniquely characteristic sound world.
Playful, psychedelic, hypnotic and captivating, the album comes in an instant design classic of a gatefold sleeve illustrted by Gianni Ludico, on double vinyl. Boot & Tax will be touring live in support of the record throughout the summer and beyond.
Sound Of Baloo
Father & Son
Soultains of Mountain
Distributed by Kompakt
Available on 2 x vinyl LP and digital from June 1st.