The Tempest

TITLE The Tempest
LABEL Strictly Jaz Unit Muzic | SJUDLP1
STYLES Deep House | House
FORMAT 2 x 12"
35,00
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A1. TempestuousA2. Near The HandB1. Time Of Speed, Not DayB2. The StruggleC1. Heard SyndromeC2. That HourD1. The Flat (London Projects)D2. Passing You By

 

Astonishingly, 23 years have passed since Glenn Underground and Boo Williams established the Strictly Jaz Unit project, a fluid collective of underground Chicago deep house producers. These days, SJU mainly operates as a duo, and it was this stripped-back line-up that produced “The Tempest”, a rare album-length outing bristling with quality cuts. As a whole, the album is far more intergalactic, electronic and sci-fi sounding than either man’s solo productions, with just a few hints of the luscious instrumentation and swinging grooves associated with their previous work. There’s no dip in quality, though, with the dubbed-out deep house hypnotism of “Heard Syndrome”, the Patrick Cowley/Giorgio Moroder influenced “The Struggle”, the Chicago-goes-Yorkshire bleep flex of “Time of Speed, Not Day” and acid-fired gorgeousness of “The Flat (London Projects)” standing out.

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