Side A: FALLING IN TIME – A rhythmic electronic beats bonanza wrapped up in a miasma of magical female vocals. A tad trancey, a bit hypnotic, this pulsating and ethereal pop dance track stuffs envelopes full of deep meaning and posts them at you with glorious fervour. It might be a dance track, but it might also be a philosophical tract. Either way, it is fantastic.
Side B: BODYSHOCK – Trance bassline wedded to sublime vocals generates a wide and expansive electro-meets-contemplative-pop masterpiece. An eclectic mix of ambient sounds and instrumentation massages your ears and enriches your brain. This is think-piece music, a track with meaning and purpose.
Vinyl Thought: Let me live in this electro-philosophical world and float away on a pulsating beat of deep thought
Side A: ANOTHER GUY – A raw and throaty male vocal grabs you by the balls and draws you in. Soulful and mysterious journeyman lyrics underpinned by electronic rhythms and great use of synths and tones. A repetitive and other worldly vibe, simple yet layered lo-fo meaty goodness. There’s a pleasing sensation of Stereophonics wafting throughout the track.
Side B: SAY ONE MORE TIME – A stripped-back lo-res synth jazz masterpiece, experimental yet reassuringly recognisable. A world-building journey into deep seas of sound, captained by a smooth but restrained vocal, heartfelt, back-of-the-throat lyrics. You are taken to synth heaven as the track builds to an awesome and epic finale.
Side A: DO YOU LOVE ENOUGH – A dark and dusky, sultry slow jazz shuffle suffused with gorgeous female vocals. Engaging and insightful lyrics propel you into a seedy dive bar, shadows encroaching as you are drawn inexorably into the story being spun by the singer. All that, and some lovely oooh aaahs!
Side B: HELP ME – We’ve moved down the street to a smokey blues club. A deeply soulful song featuring characterful and powerful falsetto vocals. A bit blues, a smidge bluegrass, with a soupcon of hip hop/house rhythm section. Real life stuffed in a slow-jam package.
Vinyl Thought: Fedora hats and whiskey chasers – the singer in this dive bar is something stunningly special.