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THE LANDING

How Strange To Be This is an EP that is certainly a creative affair as much as it is an homage to the early days off hip hop. ‘Back To The Stars’ is an excellent offering. The delightful attention to detail in the beat clocks in by situating a wanton deliberation within the context of the expression of the rhythm. It comes on brilliantly and it is euphoric vocals are impeccable. What they bring to the mix undeniably defines the track. Again there is a prominent notion of artistry on hand with ‘Then Comes The Wonder’. This is an unparalleled offering with a subdued orchestration in the nuanced intricacies. It is enriched by the deftness of the track’s resolve which evokes an impeccable standard that seriously ups an already impressive game. The comfortable and commanding sense of commitment extends an utmost sense of pedigree upon proceedings with ‘Fire In The Sky’. This deftly holds in the details and carries the tune’s abridged sense of distinction in the ambient flair present. The sharpness of deadened pique in the bass meets with the cacophony of the body of work considered as a whole and holds in an extensive way that process this sense of maturity in artistic endeavour. Then the tempo follows a 60’s revisionist sense of kitsch with ‘Everything; All The Time’ ‘. This is highly stylish and the track’s optimism conditions these virtues in the vocals. It is a rather inspired effort that reasons everything incredibly well from the end product happened upon by design. The remastered version of ‘Anxieties’ prevails in equally impressive stature. The tidy feel of the pop calling falls finely into line. Yet the outline of the vocals also follows the steady flight and helps realise everything needed to bring this together.

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It is a distinctly atmospheric affair that gets proceedings underway with ‘Lock & Key’. Not only is the lead a steady one but the vocals also add an abject sense of presence that suitably mirror a deftness of touch. The slide of guitar also fashions something loaded in terms of mood and the overall aesthetic is a carefree one of fine merit. The appreciation for the development of rhythm is noted with the sparse conjecture greeting the listener with ‘Stone Heart’. The pace cosies up to this and maintains a bereft sense of touch against the reach of the vocals. It steers progressively towards a more positive affair with the change in direction yet retains something distal in the process. There is a wonderful balance between the alternative and the leftfield styling of ‘Bone & Flesh’. This is a more inward affair and reflected in the sublime way the deftness of touch harbours this admonished aspect of the delivery in such a virile manner. But it exacts that stationary allure to fine effect it must be said. The direction shifts with the assertive showing that backs up ‘Adobe’. The harder trajectory of the pace is carefully gauged and leaned into accordingly. This is steady in the approach also, and the prevailing presence cornered in the running finds form cleanly by design. The caress of the sedate opulence in the guitar drifts in and out appropriately on ‘Lochs & Lakes’. What holds is a well versed sense of affairs that are very much kept in order. The leveraged undertaking in the secondary progression fundamentally traps the higher yield of the handling of the deliberation as it all comes through.

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