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Obstructing the Light ft. Duncan Edward Jones [Glass Table]

tomdemac on July 12, 2012 17:04

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    Cat No: GT04
    Artist: Tom Demac
    Title: Obstructing The Light EP
    Label: Glass Table
    Format: Picture Disc 12" & Digital
    Release Date: 30th July 2012

    After releases on Hypercolour and its digital off shoot, Tom Demac now makes the step up to the Glass Table imprint with a far ranging three track EP that is arguably his finest to date. Never one to fall into the usual tried and tested traps, Demac’s sound is as idiosyncratic as the man who makes it, drawing on myriad influences and getting the best out of his fine collection of studio of gear. When he’s not tweeting about pooing, how many cookies he’s eaten in 20 minutes or other such incidentals, that is.

    ‘Obstructing The Light’ is a lazy and moody soup of swirling deep house. Dreamy voices drift like clouds above a chugging kick clap combo as light finger melodies keep things from growing all too dour.

    ‘Four Leaves Right’ is a quicker joint, but the moods are still studiously sombre and melancholic. There’s an irresistibly swinging arc to each kick that really sweeps you up, along with a deep, buried, bobbling Bristol bass-like b-line to keep things firmly rooted on the dancefloor despite the dream-pop vocals and layers of intricate percussion.

    ‘For the Love of Grey’ is the final effort and another one that is epic in its design without ever drifting too far away from a solid groove. From finger clicks to wooden hits, sad strings and snatched vocal coos, the mood is an involved, inward one that has shades of John Roberts’ organic textures and Moodymann’s atmospherics from start to finish.

    With this EP Tom Demac continues in Glass Table’s boutique tradition, but so too does he mark himself out as a producer with far silkier skills than your average electronic beatsmith.


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