Back with their first record in nearly four years, the ever-creative husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin decide to strip things back for this aptly-titled release. From the off, ‘Rhythm’ sets out its stall with a tight, driving, solo drum break, which acts as the metronomic musical anchor for Wallentin’s weaving vocal. Rarely has the old truism less is more been more brilliantly executed.
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Sully follows up his Keysound EP, 'Blue', with another duo of cuts aimed squarely at junglists. I read somewhere about his ‘tangle of drums’ and since then I’ve not been able to get the phrase out of my mind, it’s so perfectly apt.
As you would expect from genre-hopping producer Paul White, the usual rules of engagement don’t apply here, as he offers up his own suitably idiosyncratic take on house music. Ergo ‘Where You Gonna Go’ — with its none-too cheery subject matter of heartbreak and loss — provides the perfect platform for a cerebral jaunt into the realms of deep, hypnotic, pastoral 4/4. It even features Jamie Woon on backing vocals too!