Friday, June 30, 2017

Fear of Death - Andre Leira (Carpets & Snares)

Title: Fear of Death EP
Artist: Andre Leira
Label: Carpets & Snares
Cat Number: CARPET01
Genre: Deep House

A1: Raining Sun
A2: Raining Sun (Steve O’Sullivan Dub)
B1: Fear of Death
B2: Not the Way

The opening salvo from Lisbon’s Carpets & Snares, from the record shop of the same name, is nothing short of superb. I love a linear, infinite groove and the three original versions on this EP are all great examples of this. ‘Fear of Death’, with its eponymous spoken word snippet is the one which grabs me the most, but all three are brilliant, eloquently straddling a nether world of melancholy and optimism as their velocity drives them tirelessly on. Steve O’Sullivan’s dub offers a foil in the shape of a delicate break beat, which has echoes of snowy Japanese mountains.

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