Thursday, 19 July 2012

Tomson & Benedict – We_Ctrl 001 EP

Tomson & Benedict Time For Change We_Ctrl
The first release here from We_Ctrl, a brand-new label based in the UK. Responsible for this new arrival are the Manchester-based duo of Tomson & Benedict, who here – collectively and individually – serve up some very fine deep house in various subtly different flavas.

A-side Switch, a joint Tomson & Benedict effort, is an atmospheric, slow-burning and quite techy affair, with tinges of prog around the edges but with some very cool (and decidedly non-proggy) organ sounds as well. On the B, Time For Change from Tomson is a more straight-up deep houser with sampled spoken vocals ("We're looking at a time of change, a time of revolution," etc) over intricate, toppy rhythms and pads/atmos galore, while finally the standout for me is Benedict's Automatism, a mellow and dubby late-night ride with more of those gorgeous organ sounds.

A very fine start indeed – more soon, please.

Out: This week

About: As I said, We_Ctrl is Tomson & Benedict's own label. Despite being brand new, you can already find them on Facebook, Soundcloud and at their own website. Mind you we shouldn't be surprised: with five years of releases on respected labels like Hudd Traxx, Freerange and Urban Torque under their belt, T&B are hardly newcomers to the game…

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