It's fair to say Running Back have not put a foot wrong this year with headline releases from Tiger & Woods and Todd Terje complemented by some lesser celebrated but by no means less impressive twelve inches from Marco Passarani, Disco Nihilist and that stunning Son Of Sam reissue. Their latest release sees the focus shift to another under the radar producer in Suzanne Kraft, whose Green Flash EP makes for one of this year's most attractive releases thanks to distinctive green and yellow patterns that adorn the cover art. Tellingly, the music itself proves to be even better, adopting a pleasantly midtempo poise on "Morning Come" with swathes of melodies infused with sunset gradually rising to the fore. This joyous feeling flushes through the rest of the EP with both "Turning" and the title track sounding like Tiger & Woods performing from the deep end of the pool. "Femme Cosmic" provides an excellent finish to proceedings, unfolding from a tinnily reverberant slowed down proto house drawl into some midnight cruise through dubbed out mutant 80s disco boogie.
Ryan Shaw (Eclectic Avenue Records), Lukas Micka, Shaddy (Foul & Sunk), Ionik (Traveller Records), Jeff Daniels, Zambon, Marcel Vogel Aka Em Vee, Spilt Milk, Permanent Vacation, Neil Diablo, Chamboche, Cottam, Juno Distribution Podcast Series, Sleazy Beats Recordings, Sccucci Manucci, Chromatic Filters, MARCOS CABRAL, San LAURENTINO, Young Adults, DPLAY, Alexander Maier, MATTHEW KYLE (IN THE WOODS), Suzanne Kraft, Spittal (Craigie Knowes), Colman Buckley, Alan Mooney's Edits
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