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7/10 Clinton Staff review, 03 October 2014
Almost indecently slinky, this is the debut 12” from a London producer and DJ who appears, according to the internet to be nameless. The spoken word listing of chocolate related innuendo on opener ‘Sweet Tooth’ is initially off putting but the music enveloping it is such a glacial synth wash that you soon become enveloped in its saccharine world. There’s an outrageously erotic feel to the track and I’m not just saying that because it mentions chocolate.
This dream-like state continues into ‘Pure Life’ which again features disembodied spoken word voices creating a disorientating effect. The awkwardness of the compositions reminds me of the hypnogogic likes of Hype Williams though the synths are warm and fizzy with a sun dappled balearic feel throughout. There’s a an odd mix of tracks though - 1,2 and 5 being drifty evocative affairs, 3 and 4 much more based around soundtracky atonal synths.
My favourite is the closer ‘ODC’ which is warm and friendly, reminding me of some of the more laid back 100% Silk titles with less of an obvious house influence.
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