after a few month’s holiday, dublin’s pear are back with sunday pledge, the debut release by their co-founder fio fa.
a side hosts the title track: a slinky, hypnotic mpc house jam fit with that bumpin’ bassline, rising organs and enough nrg to conclude the week on a high.
i’d like to see ya do it on the flip is a nod to uk soundsystem culture, built perfectly for smog filled dancefloors with it’s garage swing and heaving bass line.
drawing deeply on influences from chicago and distinct from the melodic emotion achieved by artists like larry heard, each track on this 12 is awash in feeling alongside some strong rhythms to provoke bodily movement. the melodies are deep and rich, the beats are banging and it sure feels good.
pear004 shows pear dip into the local pool again, delivering the debut release by berlin-based kilkenny native (+ 1⁄.2 of g.e.o. corp) george earnest.
“a dreaming island” is an elegy to hedonistic isle living , drifting in and out through 6 balearic-tinged varieties all referencing various styles of early to late 90’s house music & new age tropes.
on the a side, you’ve got a prelude of sorts in “a storm” followed by the panpipe delirium of “organ of evening calm” while we signal halftime with the breaks’n’bouncey moves of “a dreaming island”.
b side gets trent-y with the beautiful “mermaid dive”, then gets heart wrenching thru the midi guitar shredding of “awake my friend” and sails away with the conclusion “a sea”.
having cemented a cult status in his hometown of glasgow through various anthems on dixon avenue basement jams, big miz returns to delivers some off kilter chi-house gems for dublin’s newly minted pear label.