Following an incredible sophomore album for Mörk and a stunning self-released white label, Grant graduates to the Lobster Theremin main label with a full EP proper of signature studio deep house.
Refined song-writing, valve warmth, studio air and dusty edges, Grant's production style has taken on a life of it's own as he's progressed from early split EPs on The Lauren Bacall to entering the Lobster fray. His influences, also showcased via his Temporary State label, are worn on his sleeve albeit with a unique sonic quality and structured tension & release that is mastered by so few over such a lulling, woozy template of sound.
'Feeling' makes a double appearance, as a huge Vocal Mix A1 track on the vinyl and as a digital extra in it's Dub form. The vocal soaring and crying over a rolling, liquid deep house underlay. Summer's back and Grant is sounding the horn.
'Values' is crusted house-techno deepness. Filtered hats shift like fragmented sand over resonant kicks and delay-peppered stabs. A subtle banger recorded under the carpet.
Flipping over, 'The Depth' is as classic as they come. Detroit chords ride over swung live drum fills, mirror-reflected sunlight synths entering the room at the two minute mark, and a soft, slap-back spoken word crooning in and around to keep the mid tones happy. Proper day-dreams house music.
The B2 is often the low key wonder and 'No Lights' is that taken to the limit. Drenched, blue-toned, easy rolling house for the late night. Swimming in the darkness, absorbed by the midnight air.
released July 21, 2017
Production & arrangement by Grant
Mastered by Beau at Ten Eight Seven
Photograph courtesy of Dante Maschio
Design by cm-dp & JA