Timothy Blake

The House Auteur

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Record Label
It's A Lectric World

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The Irishman in Berlin, Timothy Blake (not to be confused with the Englishman in Hawkwind) follows releases on Dirt Crew and Kleine Reise with a storming debut for It's A Lectric World. "The House Auteur" sees the producer in restless form, shuffling through a variety of styles and moods as he makes the dancefloor move. "R&B Restitution" gets the party started with its decidedly leftfield fusion of mid-80s Prince and synthetic house, working a purple leadline over some hard hitting percussion and spectral experimentation. "Showtime" half inches the Purple One's disco ball and runs with it as Tim gets maximum juice out of a sleazy bassline and some filter house synths. This is gonna get your dancefloor soaking, no doubt about it. Meanwhile on the flip things are getting a little euphoric as "Soaring & Crashing" comes on strong like a high school boyfriend or your first pill, getting all your sesnses tingling. Tim's thrown everything including the kitchen sink at this one, managing to combine gospel chords, chirruping acid basslines, astral leads and intense UK techno drum fills into six glorious minutes of audio joy! "Bee My Victim" closes the set with a flourish thanks to the joyous disco samples, upbeat soloing and thumping drum track. In some ways reminiscent to the sampledelic sounds of S-Express, but operating in a whole new sonic galaxy, this belter closes the set perfectly.

TRACK LISTING

A1. R&B Restitution
A2. Showtime
B1. Soaring & Crashing
B2. Bee My Victim

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