jimpster’s freerange is nothing if not reliable. serving up solid ep after solid ep of deep but mobile house music that wallows in the dusky light of an early evening dancefloor, they here offer something that immediately stands out from the crowd; a new ep (well, two originals plus a san soda remix) riven reminiscences, from always simmering german producer andre lodemann.
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if you come to this sniffing out the sort of deep house productions essen’s manuel tur has become known for since his first ep in ‘02 at the age of 16 – you’ll be unimpressed: if you come to it wondering what burial doing 4/4 would sound like – you’ll have an answer.
being composed of field recordings and samples tur has gathered over the past decade, ‘0201’ explores filtered disco and scuzzy sonic atmospheres though a crackling analogue needle and fuzz-tinted spectacles. its warmest moments include the hip-swinging sunset-house of ‘fade and away’ which rather betray the dark and introverted undertones of ‘golden complexion’ where distant, distorted vocals wrench at heart strings and scattered beats loom deep.
cohesive in its almost breathing textures, ‘0201’ is headphone heaven; bedroom beats for those contemplative moments; a rewarding listen.