The EP starts with Shrinking, a rhythmic modulated warm chord-theme with an un-doubtful popappeal. Basically, this tracks is so sleepy that can hardly be played in a club. But it's perfect for an opening set or a late hour session. With many breakdowns, the rhythm has many ups and downs, and this makes it so special. Kimbo is a perfect track for deep minimal lovers, filled up with melody and passion. It is continuous, peaceful and sweet, just like the music for going to rest.
It has been noticed from the first release that Level doesn't make music for big crowds, they don't focus on big hits releases, but calculated and complicated tunes. Lex Beaux Arts provides some abstract bass lines with many low riffs, while Wood Turns Electric is the closing track from this EP, the deepest track featured here. As the Level crew says, it is build around an acoustic bass line and carried by the gentle chords. It's so deep that can almost be confused with a downtempo tune; maybe this was the main idea behind it.
No matter how, Level has reached the eight release, providing one more time some astonishing music.
- Various Artists - Great Summergames Stuff
- John Digweed - Transitions vol 3
- GU Mixed
- Yositoshi Miami - mixed by Cedric Cervais
- Fabric 35 - Mixed by Ewan Pearson
- Niki B & Christian E.F.F.E. - The Question / Fatman
- Christian Smith & John Selway - Transit Time
- Matthew Herbert - Score
- Lazy Fat People - Pixelgirl EP
- Steve Porter - Porterhouse 2
- Chris Fortier - Remixes EP 1
- Phonique - Good Idea
- One + One mixed by James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli
- Global Underground presents Afterhours 3
- DJ T - Lucky Bastard
December 18, 2006 at 5:44 PM CET