Perceived wisdom states that house albums, and deep house albums is particular, are a hard thing to get right. Props are due, then, to Ivano Tetelepta, whose debut full-length more than admirably proves the theory wrong. Tetelepta has largely opted for loose, swinging, live-sounding drums, and it makes a huge difference. Rather than insipid deepness, there's a curiously jazzy and almost experimental edge to tracks like "114" (an exercise in organic spookiness), "117" (piano-laden hypnotism) and the snaking analogue goodness that is "112". Throw in a couple of superb ambient cuts, and you've got a well-rounded and impeccably produced debut.
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