Saturday, January 30, 2010
Levon Vincent - The Medium Is The Message
A1 The Medium Is The Message
B1 A Melody For Everyone
B2 I Owe You Everything
Levon Vincent returns with another absolutely deadly blend of rugged House structures and classic dub washes for this latest twelve on his own Novel Sound imprint. There really is very little House music of this calibre around at the moment, the title track here somehow managing to evoke the spirit of Mike Huckaby, Kassem Mosse and Marcel Dettmann without really sounding like any of them, weaving tight percussive flourishes in and out of the mix alongside organic noises that imbue proceedings with a heady, narcotic character. Over on the flipside, "A Melody for Everyone" opens up the House templates for a more shimmering session along the lines of classic KDJ meets Omar S, with a colossal synth hook turning the heat up before closing track "I Owe You Everything" makes use of densely squashed toms and a vocoded vocal for a closer that takes in a vast array of classic House signatures without really sounding like anything you'll have heard before. Needless to say, massive twelve.