- Record Label
- Nunorthern Soul
About this item
Over the last decade and a half, Ilija Rudman has been responsible for many high quality releases, delivering distinctly warm, sun-kissed, analogue-rich material on labels including Bearfunk, Instruments Of Rapture, Compost , 20/20 Vision, Electric Minds, Is It Balearic Recordings, Rong Music, Classic Music Company and of course, his own Red Music imprint. That said, the Croatian has rarely made anything quite as deep and sensual as the material showcased on this first full EP for NuNorthern Soul. Top billing must go to the "Aquapella" version of "Tears To Sound", a spellbinding acapella cut that puts the enchanting vocals of storied soul man Andre Espeut front and centre. First however, you've got to endure (ha!) the spiritual and soulful flurries of one Mr. Ron Trent's take on the track. The esteemed Chicagoan contributes one of his iconic deep house refixes, with nods to his releases on Future Vision and Electric Blue. Two other Rudman productions grace the EP, both of which are wonderfully deep and dreamy. "Distant Feelings" is fluid, deep and yearning, with twinkling electric piano motifs and a steady b-line reclining over interesting drum patterns and a warm, ear-catching production. Finally, those who enjoy the Balearic side of Rudman's work, is "Deep Sensation"; a jazzy and breezy fusion of tumbling, vibraphone style melodies, rolling electric piano riffs and rubbery boogie bass. Both tracks are every bit as magical in their own way as the producer's thrilling Andre Espeut collaboration making this EP one record you don't wanna sleep on!
A1Tears To Sound (Ron Trent Mix)
A2Tears To Sound (Aquapella Mix)