I bought this album thanks to a whole load of glowing praise from the Hooj crew. While a good album, its perhaps not quite worthy of the 'unholy gushing' that I read from them. Since I got this on vinyl, I approached this with my 'would the tracks get play time on my mixer?' head on. On the whole there is alot of alright deep fare on this album. Electronic house that is pacy and summery yet not entirely remarkable, edging towards light and funky noises as opposed the wintery, melancholic synths. Reminds me of an old LP by Johnny Fiasco that I picked up on Cajual ages ago. Plenty of music that I would happily stick on as background music while pottering around the house maybe, not stuff that I'd think 'oh man, I must pull that track out NOW' though. However, I have to point you in the direction of 3 tracks that ARE worthy of praise.
Sweet Harmonies is a light gentle track with gentle floating keys, fast yet soothing. When a silly wibbly acidic synth is added to the blend, you've got a bit of a killer. Percussion is programmed just nicely. Sleep With A Fat Girl is a bit of a odd one for the album, a sinister acid tinged track with a wobbling acid bass and percussion that pitches up and down in all the right places. Finally there is Little Angel, my fave from the LP, and a current fave to finish off something like a tech house mix with. Electric drums open up the track with plenty of tom toms and bleepy noises firing out around the place, then fades in the happy little bassline before we hit into some gorgeous synth chords. Has a perfect simple little melody that is light and uplifting.
So there we go, on the whole an alright album for listening purposes but hidden within are 3 little gems that are more than worthwhile. If deep electronic house of a Metro Area, Jori Hulkkonen vibe is your thing, you're going to be right at home. Other may need a bit more persuading to find joy from this.