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  • Vinyl (17 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Republic of Music
  • ASIN: B006W3HHJ6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,984 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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With the armchair dancefloor a cluttered place at the best of times, it can be hard for high-quality discs from producers proffering cerebral beats to truly stand out amongst the assembled almost-rans. For every Sascha Ring there’s an individual with a basic grasp of GarageBand but a bevy of the right contacts and, click, there’s an LP that ticks so many on-paper boxes only to disappoint when the record spins. But Barcelona’s John Talabot has here nailed his sublime colours to 2012’s electro mast in no little style: these 11 tracks sing with a sweetness that points solely towards success. Yes, it’s only February, but there’s a reason why Resident Advisor has called ƒin a contender for album of the year, and why Pitchfork pinned its Best New Music badge on its coverage: it’s a really, really good record.

A really, really good record that almost disconnects itself from the listener before it’s begun, if the truth be told, as opener Depak Ine is seven minutes of immersive but oddly underwhelming ambience, carried by gentle beats which meander woozily. It’s of a high standard, skirting close to the tropical tones of El Guincho if his rainbow wares were left to run in the rain, but relegated to relatively skippable status once what follows has lodged itself in the corners of one’s cranium. Destiny, one of two tracks to feature fellow Spaniard Pional, is a delightful spin on vocal house, laidback of atmosphere but never losing touch with a propulsive backbone, skittering percussion maintaining an underlying liveliness. (Think: Panda Bear possessed by Pantha du Prince.) Little here is quite as blissfully bleached as Talabot’s breakthrough track of 2009, Sunshine, but Journeys is certainly headed towards the coast, guided by guest vocals from Delorean’s Ekhi Lopetegi – anyone taken by the four-piece’s Subiza LP of 2010 will skip along with these summery vibes quite happily.

Elsewhere, H.O.R.S.E. and Oro Y Sangre (translation: "the spoilers") are rather darker of design, the latter featuring screams that may or may not be sampled from someone disappearing down a lift-shaft (let’s say: not). So Will Be Now is a tremendous closer, coming across like a magical midpoint between disco-fied Arthur Russell and Kompakt’s Chilean star Matias Aguayo. Like the opener, it’s less about physical interaction and more likely to connect during down-time – but while Talabot’s focus is consistently on everything but what might qualify as a banger in 2012, there’s no doubting that he’s a master of dance’s forever-changing language. File Talabot beside The Field and Nicolas Jaar as a producer who stays ahead of the game by adhering exclusively to his own set of rules.

--Mike Diver

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In his debut LP, Barcelona based producer John Talabot mixes the breezy grooves of balearic beat with the druggy textures of glo-fi and creates a deep, engaging house record that seeps into you the more you listen. The songs are by degrees wistful, melancholic and spacey, easy to blend into the background on a warm day, but with the detailed production and layered sounds that mean it's equally as effective as close listening.

With the country currently covered in a blanket of snow it's easy to get enveloped in this record, escaping into the sounds and textures of a warm balearic night. It'll be doubly as effective for a summer soundscape when/if the good weather hits. It's lush but with an edge, not carefree and upbeat enough for the daytime, the perfect music instead for late night beach parties or for walking through the city in the early hours with only your headphones for company.

Electronic artists aren't always known for their consistent artist albums, but Talabot bucks the trend here. The only word of caution is that it might be a bit samey and featureless for non-electronic-dance fans, even though the song lengths are comparatively short by the standards of the genre. For house fans though, I can't recommend this album enough, it's fantastic; hazy, sexy and engrossing.
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Now I'm rubbish at reviewing albums but thought I should say this is a GREAT album. If you are into this kind of music (which you must be or else I'm not sure you would be reading this) then this is a MUST have.

It feels like summer when it's on :-)
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Heard "When the Past was Present" on the Rough Trade Counter Culture 12 compilation. It's a real throwback tune to when house music was cool and underground. Very early 90's feel. I bought this album on the strength of that track and have not been dissappointed. The music is very varied and always in a good way. No duffers on here. Just sublime cool dance tunes.

Went for the special edition for the inclusion of all the extra tracks, which are very good indeed.
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This is just class from track 1 to 11, excellent vocals from one of his mates, and a must have for anyone who likes music
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I didn't know what to expect with this album, but from the very first track i knew i was in for a treat!

A joy to listen to, and leading contender along with army of mushrooms for my album of the year so far.
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