On Orlando Britains follow-up to his Yore debut, >Beneath the Surface<, the UK producer laid down the new releases material in West London, but its heart and soul lies an ocean away, as the >Motor City< track title suggests, Britains also got a soft spot for classic house and techno, as evidenced by the title he has given to the thirty-minute EP. His first EP had sold out in seconds and this one, coming in 2 different coloured vinyl versions is expected to disappear even quicker. First very limited pressing comes as white vinyl.
To the music: The silky smooth opener “Contemplate” is certainly capable of inducing a contemplative state, armed as it is with a sparkling flow of warm Rhodes melodies, crisp house beats, and creamy analogue synthesizers. Here and elsewhere, Britain dresses up his soulful material with a plentitude of percussive and vocal touches (a rather indecipherable voiceover in “Motor City” and soulful exhortations in “It Ain’t Over"). “Motor City” digs into its dizzying swirl of thudding bass lines and stepping beats with all the passion and joy one would expect, while the rapturous closer “It Ain’t Over” drapes a syncopated keyboard theme and light-streaming synth chords over a slamming house pulse to marvelous effect. The EP’s effervescent vibe makes its luscious material all the more appealing, and so too do tight jacking grooves that are more likely to soothe than agitate. [yore004ltd_info from wa]