What do we know about Gerry Read? The pixelated press pics that make him look like he's been caught on CCTV with his fingers in the till, the Jeremy Kyle mask he donned for his Boiler Room set and an irreverent attitude to house music in interviews could be seen as an attempt to create an anti-personality. But if he keeps making music that's this compelling, why should we give a monkey's?
"Crave" feels precision-targeted to an open-air terrace. A smoky, throbbing organ ambles by in tandem with a deftly employed bassline that's sonorous and sparse. There's the merest of looped vocals, a bit of vinyl crackle and sparkling hi-hats. Simplicity is its key. Read takes a more leftfield approach on "Enjoy A Day Out." You can hear some of the trademarks of '90s French house that were his first contact with dance music—the jabbering vocal loop, frantic EQ, jerking bass. Read drizzles some mild acid on top, along with an intense interlude of stuttering percussion and some wonderfully rich analogue keys.
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Tracklist: Gerry Read - Crave / Enjoy A Day Out A Crave
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