Various Artists - Sunset BCN / Gemini Spell

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  • This double A-sided split release is the debut for All Day I Dream, Matthew Dekay and Lee Burridge's new label-cum-party series. The idea, says Burridge, is to provide an outlet for a particular brand of smooth, deep but uplifting, techy house music, whether it be on record or over a series of late afternoon shingdigs, which Burridge has arranged in NYC and LA over the past summer and beyond. Audiofly's "Sunrise BCN" jogs along on a bed of tribal percussion, spanking kick drums, urgent synth swells and a theatrical voice imploring "Do you hate to be asked what things mean?" Slinking up against it is the label owners' "Gemini Spell." It's predictably epic; a slightly eerie, ten-minute long sensual, erotic dream of a tune. It's like some twisted Victorian music box sat on top of Ryuichi Sakamoto-style synths complete with gentle pads and a theremin interlude. Not a combination you hear every day, which perhaps explains why it sounds so fresh. Deep—and unashamedly, thrillingly so.
  • Tracklist
      A Audiofly - Sunset BCN B Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge - Gemini Spell