Throughout their career as purveyors of tech-house and club-ready electronica, Booka Shade has always boasted a softer, more contemplative side. Most of their albums boast a sprinkling of downtenpo tunes, and they also released a digital-only ambient album, Cinematic Shades (The Slow Songs), in 2008. Galvany Street, their latest full-length, continues this trend, subtly moving away from the dancefloor towards home listening pastures. Of course, there are nods to house and (more surprisingly) dub disco, but the meat of the album is a range of evocative synth-pop, downtempo and electro-soul songs featuring a variety of guest vocalists. While this may still surprise a few, it's arguably one of the duo's strongest albums to date. This "deluxe" edition boasts an additional CD packed with alternative versions of selected tracks.
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