|1.||"Always On My Mind"|
|1.||"S. E. G."|
D'Marc Cantu is a don when it comes to warm, rich synth-laden house and techno, with a sprinkling of electro sprinkled over his approach for good measure. Now he comes to Altered Moods with an album that finds him in a particularly mellow mood, not least on sultry opener "Always On My Mind". There's space for experimentation, as the offbeat snare patter of "Blanket Statement" demonstrates, but by and large this is all about undulating house delights. "Mozaic" is a particular highlight with its captivating synth design and dreamy demeanour, while "SteamFunk" revels in skippy broken beats that flirt with twinkling leads and lashings of delayed bass. Plenty varied but consistent in tone, this is a damn fine album from a seasoned pro.
Life Recorder, Placid, Nathaniel Jay (Love Notes), Malcolm Moore (Altered Moods), Monsieur Cedric (Serie Limitee), Ney Faustini, Andy Green [Verdant Recordings], Samuele Pagliai, Massiande (Freerange/MOS/Phonica), DJP / Soul Print Recordings
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