on this record ben sun presents an old style lp format - 40 minutes of moods and grooves interwoven with an intimate story, of individuals struggling to live freely in a time of oppression. after a sultry jazz opener where the characters are introduced, the lp kicks off with a sweet and slow soul track in work again, underpinned by a rotating acid bass. third comes salty tears, the underground disco floor-filler (original limited 12 version) finding a second home on vinyl. your camera and monday usher in some moody rhythms to complete the first side. sin casa opens the flip with some minor-blues improvisation that gives way to a spacious deep house jam, where the protagonists emerge again. still missing shows deeper shades of a eurobeat style - an emotionally compelling club tune that sounds somewhere on the italo side of 1980s manchester. the story comes to a conclusion with cowardice, and the casual jazz-house sounds of mamans lover. killer album!!
ben sun returns to delusions for his 4th release on the label including three more tracks which show the australian via london on his best form yet. full moon kicks off the tides ep at full throttle with a muscular conga-led disco house roller. slurping 909 hats and the most twisted of synth solos courtesy of regular collaborator fantastic man (and his beloved juno 60) provide the icing on this simple bass-cake which never fails to energize the dancefloor in the most special of ways. star ritual drops next, going heavy on the percussion once again for a minimal stripped back drum tool which packs a mighty punch. dubbed out vocal hits punctuate the beautifully loose groove with subtle hints of afrobeat implied by the bassline making for a warm summer track dripping with tropical vibes. finally we have glass waves bringing the ep to a glorious close, all chiming synths, bouncing moog bass and waves of chords layering on top of a heavy drum track. ben repping an early 90ís blissed out nu groove mood on this one and managing to sound as fresh as ever in the process
ben sun returns for his third delusions of grandeur release with this solid slice of raw, old school house entitled tricks on wax. the london-based producer has been on fine form recently, slowly but surely becoming a name to watch and joining the pool of amazing talent coming out of australia at the moment. as the boss man of the vinyl-only label voyeurhythm ben has had a string of underground gems but isnít adverse to spreading his wings and knocking out originals and remixes for the likes of quintessentials and royal oak
tip! ben sun returns to his native voyeurhythm with a very personal two-track 12inch for the label he co-founded. following three eps (delusions of grandeur and love fever), this 15th voyeurhythm record is an expressive solo excursion, and a development in the artists sound.
time to welcome ben sun to d.o.g with his incredible love momentum ep containing three tracks of the raw stuff to groove to. some may know ben sun from his previous releases on the brilliant voyeurhythm label, his own vinyl-only imprint distributed by clone which was established in 2009. others might have his remixes of reggie dokes on royal oak or deep space orchestra on boogie originals. whatever, this man is making serious waves right now and adds yet another feather in the collective cap of young antipodean producers making underground house music with their own unique and authentic approach.
PATH OF NON-ATTACHMENT (DSO / VINCENZO & BALLARD RMXS)
12" Vinyl NL24.11.11
a return to vr from ben sun, who delves into deeper territory on the original cut, emotive analogue synths washing over a roland drum groove and a swirling female vocal, all underpinned by a warm, rumbling bassline. the flipside features some heavyweight remix work from the prolific deep space orchestra (use of weapons, art, delusions of grandeur) and label mate tyson ballard teaming up with vincenzo (poker flat, dessous). vincenzo and ballards mix is a heavy hitting, moody take on the original, with subtle, dark strings and a growling, evolving bassline, while dso round off the release with trademark fat drums and soaring melodic synth work.