Inoue Shirabe has two new tracks of his patented brand of synth-dance jams, out on the Antinote label. Both Down Into The Black Church and Camping In Your Soul (what an excellent track title) have a closely interlocking relationship between the synth-lines and drum machines, making movement irresistible.
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- Down Into The Black Church / Camping In Your Soul by Inoue Shirabe
8/10 Laurie Staff review, 18 September 2015
A duo of laid back synth-led dance jams from the elusive Antinote producer Inoue Shirabe. Hailing from Okayama, Japan, Shirabe is thin on the details but thick on the vibez, this 12” being the second of theirs on the label. The A side is a smooth, low-key, and dubbed-out boogie house groover featuring some dreamy keys lines and distant percussion clatter that stays firmly in chill mode til the end. ‘Camping In Your Soul’ on the flip continues down this path, but feels a little more frail and obscured, the pitch wavering like a good ol’ fashioned (and broken) tape machine. The background is a combination of slow bass pumps and drifting guitar, joined by some blips and soaring synths from time to time. It feels quite muted as a whole, a trait that I generally enjoy in dance music and gives it a hazier, nostalgic feel. Pretty nice.
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