2 weeks ago
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Jesus Pablo – Simple Ideas Work Best
Which doesn't leave me with huge amounts to explain, really! Except to say that Simple Ideas… lives up to its title, being an almost slo-mo affair based around some simple mournful plucked strings, minimal beats and sparingly-applied synths. Think of the sparse-yet-dense production values of the deepest dubstep à la Youngsta or Distance, apply to deep house and you've got the idea.
Remixes come from Robot Needs Oil, who adds haunting M1 sounds and the merest of vocal fragments, joined later by gentle Balearic-style pianos, while Nick Devon – who so impressed with So Addicted on 3am as recently as last week – adds soulful vocals and a warm b-line.
Robot Needs Oil nudges it out of the remixes for me, but overall I think it's the original that wins out – it's a thing of delicate, fractured beauty.
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