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on 31 October 2007
Jake Fairley has had quite an output with long players this year, but it seems that the best has been saved for the label with which he's had his most recognisable track to date, James Holden's Border Community. Its now three LPs into Border Community's life and they keep getting better.

Gazebo doesn't feature on this album but everything that is present is absolute electronic bliss. Little shades of Boc-esque synths without falling into Nathan Fake's trap of homage-athon. Trademark Border Community beats and sounds with electronics panning around your head and percussion falling in and out of time yet not totally alienating the listener with patterns that upset your internal metronome.

Compared to the other Fairmont LPs of this year, Coloured In Memory is much more of a pleasure to slip inside. 'Head in the heavens' moments like the robot techno peaking to glorious synths of Mobula, electronic low key vocal tracks Fade To Saturate and I Need Medicine bring a bit of variety, as does the odd BoC style vignette from the likes of Pomegranate. Plus its nice to see a 3/4 house number in the form of Darling Waltz that thankfully doesn't come across sounding like you'd expect to suddenly hear "....in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight" float over the top of it.

I've listened once, loved, left it for a bit, come back to it and still loved. The sign of something great and a rareity in house albums. One to check.
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on 3 August 2014
weird - kind of dull and flat but i keep hankering to hear it and often have to play it. sort of works emotionally as much or more than musically
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