Special Occasion- The Word LP

Special Occasion- The Word LP

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PRISTINE RHYTHM AND BLOOZ FOR FUGITIVE HEARTS FROM DAVID C. GRAY AND GUY GORMLEY, ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS A TAPE ON JOLLY DISCS LAST YEAR. THE WORD’S SLEEK, SYNTHETIC URBAN PASTORALS COLLAPSE THE SPACE BETWEEN THE OCD POP GEOMETRIES OF PYROLATOR, THE OPAQUE ART-ACHE OF ENO’S BEFORE & AFTER SCIENCE, AND THE SLOOOOOOW, SWEET SEDUCTION OF CHOICE JAM & LEWIS PRODUCTIONS. ROMANTIC BUT EVER SO SLIGHTLY PARANOID, ALL MUTED LOVELORN HORNS, SIGHING SYNTHS AND PLAYFUL BOSSA/HOUSE-WISE DRUM LOOPS, IT’S TRUE DIY IN THAT IT SIMPLY SUITS ITSELF. MOSTLY INSTRUMENTAL, IT'S BOOKENDED BY TWO GRAY-SUNG SONGS, 'THE HOURS I WAIT' AND THE TITLE TRACK: DRIFTING, DOWNBEAT, QUIETLY DEVASTATING THINGS, WITH A BLUE-EYED SOUL VIBE JUDGED JUST RIGHT (DOWN-AT-HEEL NOT FLASH WITH CASH), AND ECHOES OF SCRITTI, THE BLUE NILE, GARETH WILLIAMS, DISCO INFERNO, FISH FROM TAHITI… BUT REALLY THE THE WORD HAS A SADNESS AND SWAY ALL ITS OWN, AND ABOVE ALL IT FEELS OF THE NOW: WITH TIGHT, TUCKED-IN ARRANGEMENTS AND ULTRA-LUCID PRODUCTION (A GORMLEY TRADEMARK, BUT ESPECIALLY APPARENT HERE) THAT LEAVES JUST ENOUGH SPACE TO DREAM.