Immediate download of 4-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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Includes immediate download of 4-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Tropics a.k.a. Chris Ward first appeared on Planet Mu last year, following up two EPs with the album Parodia Flare. Commended by Pitchfork for his lush soundscapes and hazy pop, what’s clear with Tropics is that he listens to a lot of dance music and he cares about production values. The synth and beat programming is as competent as anything out there, and he avoids lazy indie stylings and one button Bontempi organ beats –his are crafted songs, much of the pleasure lying in his gift for dynamic arrangement, which is a joy amid rafts of “useful” formulaically assembled house tracks.
In common with the general post-financial collapse vibe there is less sunshine in this EP than before, and he’s absorbed something from a year of intensive house music listening, but Chris’s essential qualities remain a forward-looking wistfulness, hope beneath melancholy, something even more acutely needed now than before. Oh look! Here comes winter.
released 05 November 2012
All music by Chris Ward
Artwork by Patrick Savile
Mastering by Shane at Finyl Tweek
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