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Adonis Presents Late Invitation – The Invite review

Having made a tantalising appearance on the excellent Music From Mathematics, Late Invitation make their debut release with three live tracks of retro-vintage house and boogie. Lost Brother, Crouch Dash and Millipede are a three piece outfit from Liechtenstein whose crazy names match their on stage attire. With an appetite for dressing up for live dates, the seemingly idiosyncratic nature of the trio appears to rub off on their music, if this release is anything to go by. They have built their own, inimitable style that wafts in and around deep house but in a nu-disco, dubby, stepping kind of way.

“The Invite” is a warm piece of jacking, disco house led by fat, fuzzy kicks and smudged synth keys. Whatever the track’s low end lacks in upfront potency, it more than makes up for with an abundance of funk. Adding more charm, you cannot help but love the wonderfully simple piano that drops in halfway through. It is “The Late Invitation Theme,” however, the track that appeared on the aforementioned Mathematics CD, where the low end beefs up in spectacular fashion. As the deep sub bass calmly squeezes along, warm synth stabs ease into the mix alongside a blissful guitar motif. It is slowed right down to perfect effect, allowing the track to stew in its own druggy, Chicago disco vibes. “Thus” stretches itself out into an eight minute plus, vintage boogie edit. Full of warmth and emotion, this is a track perfectly suited to the last few tracks of Sunday morning’s carry on.

Review: Tom Jones