Saturday, October 15, 2016

Windmill Lane EP - Dave Hargadon (Signal Code)

Title: Windmill Lane EP
Artist: Dave Hargadon
Label: Signal Code
Cat Number: SIG010
Genre: Deep House

A1 Back at the Lane
A2 Double Dutch 
B1 Fragmented
B2 Nofreero

There’s an evolving feeling that deep house is a sterile medium whose aptitude for evocation is becoming outweighed by its lack of edge. It’s true that it does seem to be the genre that won’t grow up; its lack of sonic evolution being put down to a constant meandering around the dreamier edges of techno and the outskirts of any galaxy. This EP by Dave Hargadon ticks all these boxes, so it’s just as well that I don’t give a shit about the constrictions placed on genres and appreciate stuff like this for what it is. Very accomplished and satisfying.

No comments: