A Night At The Tilehouse

Soul Jazz Records, 2007

Another stroke of A&R genius from the increasingly dependable Soul Jazz imprint, with Closer Music’s Matias Aguayo supplying the label with one of its most strikingly original, haunting and irresistibly clever dancefloor variations to date. From the vast pool of artists to have been associated with the Kompakt label over the last 10 years Aguayo has long been the most intriguing, his music rarely following any standard expectations, always following a maverick path that somehow manages to ignite public imagination despite its utter lack of conventionality.

Opening track »Argento« is a case in point, deployed at a slack tempo it slowly becomes swathed in Aguayo’s instantly familiar voice, layered and dispersed for an unfathomable narrative that’s incredibly evocative. It’s a deeply seductive, utterly alien love song for the early hours and is truly one of the most magnificent pieces of electronic music we’ve heard this year. »Lineas«, meanwhile, closes the EP with another unorthodox structure, a midnight House redux that truly sounds like little else you’ll have heard before, malfunctioning flutes and whistles slowly submerging themselves deep into the mix as the track reaches its inevitable ending. Incredible material, and an utterly essential purchase. -BOOMKAT

Tracklist:
A1 Argento
A2 Uno
AA1 Papel Original
AA2 Lineas

Release Date: September 2007
Format: 12″ and digital
Catalog Nr: SJR 163-12

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