Title: About Time
Label: Prime Numbers
Genre: Deep House
Original material from Fudge Fingas has so far been restricted to an appearance on a Prime Numbers EP here, a track on a Firecracker 10 inch there as well tinkling the ivories on tracks for his more celebrated buddies Linkwood and Trus’ me. The fact his music has been included on mixes by artists as varied as Ame and Joy Orbison should hint at the broad range of his musical abilties.
Prime Numbers obviously know a talent when they spot one and ahead of a Fudge Fingas long player on the imprint, slated for April, the northern deep haus merchants unleash “About Time” this three track EP that covers a variety of styles and acts as a neat musical hors d’erve of what to expect.
EP opener “It’s About Time” could easily be miscast as chill wave/glo fi/whatever with a pensive mid tempo bump combined with melancholy soaked vocals. Thankfully proceeding take a step away from Pitchfork pigeon holing and a gleeful step towards vintage chi-town house with some deep synth action hitting around the three minute mark.
Demonstrating a knowledge of electronic music that transcends the disco edit cowboys, Fudge Fingas switches things up on “Me & U” has a mid 90s soulful garage bump that comes replete with a looped up diva vocal refrain and the requisite ponderings on lost love.
The sprawling space jazz techno tribute that is “MmmmmHmmmm” is further example of Fudge Fingaz production nous, as not many contemporary producers of the four to the floor boompty boomp would attempt a time signature change to 3/4 let alone pull it off with such aplomb as the Fudge Fingered one.
Review: Tony Poland