Paul Woolford returns to Hotflush with Mother & Child, his third solo outing on the label following the inescapable anthems,Untitled and MDMA. Mother & Child sees Woolford explore a different style and more cultivated mood. Comprised of two variations on a theme, the lead cut combines both sostenuto and clipped strings in an overarching and evolving melody. Theres a sense of menace and foreboding, yet the record’s heart belongs, as ever, strongly to Woolfords home turf - the dance floor. This newfound contemplative air is brought to the fore on Mother & Child Divided as he strips back all rhythmic elements to leave a beautifully sprawling tapestry of strings and synth alluring, dramatic and cinematic in scope. One hopes this mother and child find each other again.