Full details on third Tom Trago LP emerge
The Light Fantastic set for release in October featuring a cast of local talent.
Amsterdam label Rush Hour first revealed details of The Light Fantastic, the Dutchman’s third album, back in May, essentially teasing fans with a three track sampler of the same name which included collaborations with compatriots Steffi and San Proper – the latter also featured UK bass crooner Ben Westbeech. At the time Trago was quoted as saying he wanted the forthcoming LP to “recapture the essence of his early work, and particularly the melodic warmth, kaleidoscopic chords and robust grooves that characterized his 2009 debut album,Voyage Direct“. That’s certainly how it felt on the sampler, with Brendan Arnott describing it as “thrumming with the friction-filled, looped down dusty Chicago house that he became renowned for manipulating” in his review.
Now full details have emerged on The Light Fantastic, with the ten track set featuring further collaborations with the underrated Makam, vocalist Holly Wood and an unnamed local club owner who just happened to swing by the studio during the recording process. Of these collaborations, Trago is quoted as saying: “Using my friends was a big part of the process, one of the points of the album was using people who were close to home, part of the family almost.”
Rush Hour will release The Light Fantastic by Tom Trago on October 21.
1. The Light Fantastic
2. True Friends
3. For The Children
4. Down Under
5. Jack Me
6. Cosmic Blacksmith
7. The Elite
8. Two Together
9. The Wrong Right
10. I Still Desire