ITAL TEK – GOLDEN
My love of Ital Tek is well ingrained having fallen in deep amour with the Midnight Colour LP, and subsequently awed by his versatility with follow up Nebula Dance which merged that glimmering synth sound with warped footwork flavours. ‘Golden’ was a Christmas freebie from Tek (Alan Myson,) which sounds like a perfect convergence of both those albums – gloriously bright pads, expansive and coercive glacial stabs and classic electro hits replete with increasingly distorted 808s. Glorious stuff. Made my Christmas, although my Nan wasn’t too keen. Didn’t have the warm cheery festiveness of Dean Martin apparently.
JAMES FERRARO – WORLD STAR
Hello all. Well, what a time that was eh? New Year’s and all that. I came to the conclusion that it’s a damn sight easier running a blog when you have nothing else to do as opposed to having to work, hence the lack of bloggitivity towards the back end of 2013. Anyway, ATOT is back on track. Probably a few less posts than previously but still, I will be updating daily so, y’know, keep eyes peeled and all that.
I will stop banging on now and instead focus on this woozy new soul-influenced track from experimental and sometime genius New York producer James Ferraro. Not gonna pretend to be a fan of all his work (I often think the media fawning is way in excess of the actual quality of much of his material,) but this looped and warped piece caught my ear and is difficult to shift. Unnervingly slick.