Childproof Man – Ritual Feeling review

Artist: Childproof Man
Title: Ritual Feeling
Label: Spectral Sound
Genre: Minimal House/Tech House
Format: Digital
Buy From: Juno Download

Spectral Sound, the dancefloor-centric offshoot of companion label Ghostly International is known for releasing leftfield, quirky sounding house and techno from heavyweights such as Audion, Osborne and Seth Troxler.

This “out there” tradition continues with the mysterious Childproof Man’s Ritual Feeling.  According to the Ghostly/Spectral Sound website, a demo was sent to them via old school mail with no return address or information attached.  The package consisted of  two tracks totalling more than 30 minutes of pensive, moody journeys of total groove.

True to its name, title track, Ritual Feeling is a 17 minute steady floor filler with mantra-like vocal samples and a fat bass that just keeps plodding onward, upward and beyond. Play this and the dance floor will hypnotically be in the palm of your hand (plus, there’s plenty of time to mix in and out of the track)!  Who’s Been Meaning To is a more subtle, yet equally stunning afffair filled with vocal snippets under an even-keeled thump that hauntingly breaks near the eight-and-a half minute mark gradually delving into deeper and darker terrain as you lose track of all time. Choice debut ep for Childproof Man- who the hell are you?!

Review: Steve Phillips