Wednesday, April 25, 2018

.elliot.project.006 - Frazer Campbell (elliot.project)

Title: .elliot.project.006
Artist: Frazer Campbell 
Label: elliot.project
Cat Number: .elliot.project.006
Genre: Deep House

A1 Dream
A2 Cant Handle This
B1 Raising Snakes
B2 Raising Snakes (John Osborn Drop The Sugar Remix)
C1 Exhale
C2 Don’t Ignore Me
D1 Cooper
D2 Final Good Bye

Whether this qualifies as an album I’m not sure. For me at least it doesn’t feel like one, and there’s a remix on it. I come not to bury though, but to praise, because this is a release that doesn’t try too hard and gets it right in every respect. Of course that will very much depend on a liking for momentum building deep house with irresistible grooves and the occasional use of disembodied voices to disorientate the hopefully hopped up dancer or listener. There are a variety of levels to filter one’s consciousness through, and all of the tracks are utilitarian, while being multi-faceted. The tempo is controlled and groovy until ‘Cooper’, which descends into a beat less sunrise ambience and in spite of its simplicity is one of the most affecting tracks on this release. ‘Final Goodbye’ continues the good work while picking up the pace a smidgen. Every preceding composition hits one sort of spot or another with an accurate pebble dashing of llengthened, layered bliss which occasionally borders on the trance – like, while retaining an intricacy that can be mesmerizing.

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