We’re happy to welcome back Harry Wolfman for a full record after his fine collaborative “Square Lane” EP with Loz Goddard last year. Here he delves into the leftfield side of house, this dreamy 5-tracker. Toronto’s Jesse Futerman joins us for the remix fresh from his debut releases on Church and Omena.
“Fermi” brings the tropically tinged deep house heat, wavering pads and buoyant bass paint us a mirage of sweltering summer days ahead. “Ice Thin” starts as a melancholic mover, it steadily builds through dusty samples, shaken percussion and smokey moods elevating the energy into something euphoric.
Things get gritty as we flip to the b-side. “Downstream” is a dark and grainy outing, edgy arps work in and out of tough drums and frenzied synths. Jesse’s superb rework of “Ice Thin” features distant horns and vocals that ring out over a warbling rhodes and rumbling bass, then comes the lick of a slide guitar reminiscent of some kind of twisted western.
Wrapping up this beautiful and somewhat nostalgic journey we turn to “Outro Version” a funk laden work out. Rich strings and woodwinds fill out the lush landscape that swells and soars across the steady, bottom heavy, dance inducing groove.