Omar S has always been something of a maverick, but even by his own high standards, surprise second album It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It is something else. Like much of his work, it's an album of acute contrasts: tough and aggressive on one hand (the ragging acid of the opener and "Ganymede"), soft, calming and blissful on the other ("Nite's Over Comption"). Along the way, highlights are plentiful, from the heady deep house of "You Wish", sparse porno beatdown of "Look Hear Watch" and hypnotic rhythms of "Bobien Larkin", to the next generation Motor City techno of "Over You Two" and near-anthemic simplicity of "Here's Your Trance, Now Dance".
Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), Keith Anderson, DJ Bone, Marcel Vogel, Juno Recommends Deep House, Juno Recommends CD Albums, Nicholas, Vakula, Nicola Conte, Vadim Griboedov, Joe Drive, Tomoki Tamura (HolicTrax/Doublet)
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