The Artist/Album: John Talabot, Æ’IN (Permanent Vacation, 2012)
Our Review: As the curtain is raised on John Talabot’s debut album, unseen creatures of the night chirp, chatter and groan their way across a humid jungle and a house-y backdrop that about as deep as dance music gets. And with that, we’re off, plunged into the producer’s disorientating netherworld, a place where neo-classical clusters (“El Oeste”) coexist with dagger-chased divas (“Oro y Sangre”), rays of ultraviolet light (“Journeys”) and vocals that are pitched to a point of pure despair. Talabot’s richly woven samples don’t wallow in sadness, however; they simply feel human, as ready for the floor as they are for the living room.
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