||2.||"Blaff" (Rhythm Tool Strip)|
||1.||"Untitled (The Island)"|
||2.||"Hot Destinations For A Cooler You"|
Given his love of twinkling melodies, warm electronics, new age chords and shuffling analogue house rhythms, Norwegian-in-Berlin Telephones seems a neat fit with Gerd Janson's Running Back label. The Ocean Called EP certainly chimes with Janson's love of picturesque deep house and glassy-eyed Scandolearica. There's happily much to admire, from the chiming melodies and crystal clear textures of "Blaff" (which, incidentally, is accompanied by a great bonus rhythm track), to the glistening beauty of "Hot Destinations" and darting, life-affirming positivity of "Untitled (The Island)". Of course, none of this will come as a surprise to those who've been watching his career blossom over recent years, but this is still particularly potent. Arguably, it's his best release to date and features some fine sleeve art from Sex Tags DJ Fett Burger.
Jane Fitz (Invisible Menders), Charles Maurice, OOFT!, Felix Dickinson, Therarelowry, Old Spice, ROTCIV, Miles Simpson, RUSTAM OSPANOFF, Erik Skantze, Telephones, Tarjei Nygard, Jacques Renault, Toby Tobias, Paul Thornton (Dig Deep / Reboot), Zambon, Tooli (Local Talk / OMENA), Mike W - Kolour LTD, R$N, Juno Recommends Deep House, Nick The Record, Eddie C, M5K, KevinTsuba, Ray Mang, Fernando, P. Hood, Kenny Wisdom, Daniel.T. (Cosmic Kids), Mudd (Claremont 56), Harvey Sutherland, The Pilotwings, Roberto (Conga Radio), Terrence Pearce, SIMON OZBIZTON, San LAURENTINO, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Karol Aleksander, Young Adults, Rikki Humphrey, Lumitecc, B.G. Baarregaard, Spittal (Craigie Knowes), Len Leise, Shine Grooves, Michael Walsh, Benjamin Fröhlich, Hard Ton, Ptaki, Borrowed Identity, Homework, Gacha Bakradze
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