With last year's long-overdue debut album for Smallville Records still on rotation here at Juno HQ, Steven Tang returns to the Hamburg institution for a follow up entitled Leaving The Physical World. Building on the masterful approach to deep house seen on Disconnect to Connect, the Hong Kong native delivers three nuanced productions that show the skills he's been honing for many years. The percussive bump and complex chord arrangement of the title track are finely complemented by the searching shamanic house of "Mystic Ritual" and melancholic soundscape of "Reality We Make", each of which are as deceptively complex as anything Joey Anderson has been putting out of late.
Life Recorder, Casio Royale (UnknownToTheUnknown), Hernan Cronner, Sean Dixon, Taelue, Michael Zucker - Finale / Balance, Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Kid Who, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Isaac Basker, Cleymoore (Pluie/Noir), John Jastszebski, Ney Faustini, Joe Montana, Massiande (MOS / Phonica), Titonton Duvante (Residual), DJP
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