Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Passage - The Astral Walkers (Deepblak)

Title: Passage
Artist: The Astral Walkers
Label: Deepblak
Cat Number: DBR-V031
Genre: Deep House

A1: Passage (Full Experience)
B1: Passage (Astral Stroll)

A double header of two alternate mixes of the same track coming in at just under ten minutes a time might not always appeal, but putting one’s DJ head on and hypothesizing on the multiple possibilities of getting lost in the layers of groove whilst in the mix certainly should. ‘Passage’ recalls vintage Ron Trent and Anthony Nicholson; the ‘Full Experience’ has the more clarity, full of sunshine, thumping but dampened percussion, tropical guitar licks and piano flourishes. The ‘Astral Stroll’ is more raw, more nebulous, but still retains a refinement and many similar instrumental hallmarks. A double header of lush soundscapes within which to contemplate one’s existence, and the futility of it in light of the bigger picture? Quite possibly.

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