Danny 'Legowelt' Wolfers' and fellow Clone regular Brian Chinetti aka robot disco expert Orgue Electronique return to their lesser spotted Chicago Shags project with this fine EP of electronic sounds that unashamedly hark back to a bygone age, where music was made not on computers but keyboards and magical boxes made in Japan. It's not so much retro-futurism as just retro. First up is "Ponderosa", a shuffling deep house jam propelled by nagging electric piano lines, fluid pads and hustling 808 percussion with long, weary, drawn-out chords recall the spooky majesty of Orbital's 1990 single "Midnight." Following this, "Pancake Breakfast" fuses vintage Chicago bottom-end with the futurist sounds of Detroit and spirals towards a formidable climax, its energy only matched by the far-sighted melodies that seem to cascade from the speakers. "Firetruck Sunday" boasts the sort of booming analogue bottom-end that was once the preserve of Virgo Four or Phuture, while closer "To The Westfield" is another muted but impressive tribute to the early days of Chicago deep house which seemingly loses itself in layer upon layer of vintage synthesizers.
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