Given the success of his 20-year career in house music, you'd forgive Glenn Underground for the odd bout of self-indulgence. There's certainly the odd moment of jazz navel-gazing on Forgotten Art - his 13th full-length - but it's rather in keeping with the album's eclectic, soft-focus approach. The overall impression given is one of a veteran producer letting his hair down. Forgotten Art is packed full of slick, melody-driven deep house inspired by GU's early inspirations, from jazz-funk, boogie and disco to soul, samba and bossa. As a complete work, the results are impressive, with a high standard of musicality and emotional resonance taking precedence over cheap dancefloor thrills. The heads will love it.
Owen Jay (Batti Batti), Marcello Napoletano, Matt Pond (DeepSystems), Ksoul, Mehdi, DJ Spider (nyc), ISOUL8 (Volcov), Frank Booker, Aphreme, Kai "KZR" Alcé, Donato Capozzi (Enterbt Rec.), AYBEE, Enterbt Rec., Ricardo Miranda, Brad P/Inner Shift/Common Dreams, Carl H (ANIMALS ON PSYCHEDELICS )
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