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Sonder: The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

Banoffee Pies Records ambient sub label continues with a mysterious 6 track collection of real time hardware tracks, composed and performed live by Sarah Bates in Manchester, UK.

Nicholas' own Ringrose label first rose to the surface back in 1998, and the highly sought-afterLow End Theory Pt. 112" amassed something of a cult following amongst eager heads over the years. Intrigued by the refined analog grooves he had left behind, we dug through his back catalogue and found him perfect for the off-kilter, soul-enriched and sample heavy sound our label and parties are all about.

After requesting tracks from Mark we ended up with a wide selection to sift through and quickly reached the conclusion that the music would be best represented as a complete body of work. While it took time to craft the perfect selection, we feel this LP best represents the diversity and skill Nicholas has at his fingertips. The fact he refrains from tethering himself to one sound accentuates the colour and personality that identifies his music.

The live, jammed out feel is equally matched by his experimental ideas, perhaps best manifested on uptempo swinger "This Jazz", but still his direct understanding of groove drives the LP forwards at all times. The energy levels ramp up to the techno pulse of "Ginger Giraf" at times, while elsewhere a sweet and serene mood calms the pace down on "Old Sole", but the finish on the music is consistently organic and hand-played, holding everything together naturally whatever the tempo.

The energy and sheer musicality that spills out of the ten tracks selected for this album is hard to resist, shedding a much-deserved light on jazzed-out house music that came dangerously close to never seeing the light of day.

Banoffee Pies continue their totally unrelenting attack on our record shelves and boxes as they roll out another weekly steamer! How Du creates 'deep garage with a minimal spin and a broken beat format' and across nine (yes 9!) tracks we're treated to a full showcase of his skills.

What immediately jumps out at you, listening to the LP, is How Du's beat programming skills - up there with the crème of hip-hop as he tends to his MPC with meticulous efficiency. Next you'll probably clock his expert sound design - tearing atmospheres out of white noise and creating moods and colour through reversed samples and mangled patches. "Testing" finds the producer perfectly in tune with the dancefloor as beautifully compressed kicks n snares permeate through a truly dreamy garage hue; tailor made for loosing yourself in Summer heat and day-long dances. There's something special afoot here folks - subtle, textured, highly detailed sonic pictures from a visionary artist working with just the right tools. Nothing superfluous, every sound sympathetic, balanced and composed. Another release in this week that demonstrates that holiday season has truly landed across the dance music multiverse. Yippeee! 


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Yes boys! BP really come into flower during the Summer months. Their languid but totally engrossing aesthetic is perfect for melting into your surroundings as a powerful speaker stack throbs away in the distance.


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